A Beach in Japan...

What do you think is inside this building?













AH SO!


It's . . O C E A N
   D O M E












The roof is retractable . . . 











so the SURF'S UP . . .rain or shine!
 









When the roof is closed, you still get blue sky and puffy white clouds ... . 





















Imagine a beach where the sky is always blue, it's never too hot or cold, the water isn't filled with salt and pollution, and the surf is always perfect - welcome to Ocean Dome, the world's only indoor beach.


Ocean Dome has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble "sand", and it also boasts the world's largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky. Temperature, wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe "sea-side" experience.

Every hour, the volcano erupts and the hi-tech wave machines start up, starting a few minutes of sanitized surfing.


Entrance cost is
   US$50 per person, which seems especially expensive given that there is a free, natural beach only 300 metres away.