Survey says half of Japan's hotels refuse tattooed visitors entry to bathing areas

posted on October 22, 2015

A government survey showed Wednesday that 56 percent of Japanese hotels and inns do not allow tattooed visitors to enter their public bathing areas.

Meanwhile, 31 percent of such establishments do allow entry by people with tattoos, and 13 percent do so under certain conductions, such as if tattoos are hidden, it was learned.

The Japan Tourism Agency conducted the survey because some tattooed foreign travelers had expressed hopes to visit Japanese hot springs and public baths during their trip to the country, which is aiming to increase the number of foreign visitors to 20 million per year.

source by newsonjapan
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