A summer holiday in Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan


A summer holiday in Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan

Artificial beaches are enhancing its popularity all over the world. There is numerous this kinds of pools throughout the world such as: in Monaco, Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, and so on. However, the largest and most famed among them is Seagaia Ocean Dome in Miyazaki, Japan.

Background Information:

Regard to Miyazaki, it is the chief city of Miyazaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Positioned on the coast and crossed by several rivers, this spot enjoys scenic views of both oceanic and nearby verdant mountains.

So as to be a so-called resort destination for Japan tourism, the city offers a lot of tourist attractions consisting of Seagaia Event Center, many large hotels and public baths, especially Seagaia Ocean Dome.

Seagaia Ocean Dome’s Features:

Seagaia Ocean Dome

It is considered as the most bizarre pool all over the world

The Ocean Dome, which was a piece of the Shearaton Seagaia Resort, is nearly 1.000 feet ( 300 meters ) in length, and 328 feet ( 100 meters ) in width. It can accommodate over 10.000 people.

Its notable name “ Seagaia “ is a combination of the words " sea " and " gaia ", which is Greek for the Earth.

Although it is about 300 meters from the real beach to this artificial one, this place receives a great deal of people visiting annually thanks to the distinctive architecture.

Seagaia Ocean Dome

The majestic panorama view of this place

Japanese is highly proud of this indoor pool. Ocean Dome was written in the Guinness Record Book as the world’s largest indoor water park. A mid-summer is maintained with the atmosphere temperature around 300C and the stable water temperature at 280C all year round.

The dome of Seagaia is completely opened in sunny days in order to make a fresh and comfortable feeling for visitors. In contrast, it will be closed to ensure the stable temperature inside on rainy days.

In addition, water in the ocean dome is treated with chloride. As a result, it is not entirely salty which is convenient for everyone. The pool is cleared to allow surfers to catch a wave, and an artificial volcano erupts every 15 minutes.

Seagaia Ocean Dome

It is an interesting place for people who love surfing

Inside the Indoor Seagaia Ocean Dome, the beach is divided into different zones. For example: kid’s pool, surfing zone, floating pool, hot spring pool, and so on. Particularly, Ocean Dome also possesses 3 long waterslides with a stunning speed for people who have truly passion on adventure.

This indoor pool is also decorated with a variety of tropical plants, cascades and raft rides. Tourists can take part in many sporting activities at playing areas involving golf, amusement facilities, a wildlife park, and other recreational facilities.

Even though Seagaia is an artificial beach, it is fully equipped with typical features of an actual ocean such as: long white sand, wide manmade waves from 3-5 meters high.

Seagaia Ocean Dome

The most exciting point in this spot is its unique movable arched roof

The most exciting point in this spot is its unique movable arched roof. Aside from catching the wind on beautiful days, it is shut to remain the best standard for facilities inside. Nevertheless, tourists are still able to enjoy the blue sky and fresh atmosphere thanks to lively and pretty pictures of clouds on the roof of the Ocean.

At night, a water screen is used to create the mysterious lighting effects which contribute to the beauty of this dome.

At this beach, Japanese takes advantage of their creation and modern technology to make imitative high waves which is suitable for surfers.

Swimming in this place, tourists will not dread drowning due to whirlpools, sharks, jellyfish or sunburn. Seagaia Ocean Dome provides customers with food, drinks and swimwear hiring service.

Seagaia Ocean Dome

The blue and clean water will make you satisfied

In addition, there are no more wonderful things if visitors do not take their time to explore the restaurants in this place. In spite the fact that these restaurants are quite tiny, they serve not only Western food but also Japanese traditional meals. Of course, you will not have any doubt about the quality of these dishes.

If visitors get tired of swimming, they can pay attention to fashion or musical performances which are held every day.

For travelers who want to make a holiday out of it as opposed to simply visit for the day, there are several options for overnight stays. The themed hotels provide an extra level of comfort and a tropical vacation feel, as do the rooms at a slightly lower cost.

For those chasing a true indoor beach holiday, tents in the sand — equipped with mattresses and linen — are a great option.

Depending on the season, entrance cost is about ¥2600 per adult and ¥1600 for children.


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