• Kyodo


A government survey has found 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 conditions, such as if tattoos are hidden, the survey, released Wednesday, showed.

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