Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Michael Brown first moved to Japan in 1978. As an entrepreneur, he was involved in education, business, technology, sports and leisure. Michael now resides in Southern California where he works for a technology-related company and contributes to the Tokyo Journal in his free time.

Friday, 11 May 2012 09:26


Accessible only by floatplane, a luxurious floating lodge operates for four months a year in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, one of the last untouched corners of Canada and the world.

King Pacific Lodge

Sustainable Luxury

How do you build a five-star hotel in one of the last untouched corners of the world without hurting the environment or building roads? Make it float. The King Pacific Lodge does just that. Owned by Hideo “Joe” Morita, son of the late Sony founder Akio Morita, the lodge operates for four months of the year from June to September. It is towed to and from its docking location 380 km north of Vancouver at the beginning and end of each season, and guests arrive by floatplane.


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