Onsen in Nagano will now welcome foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up

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Many foreign visitors to Japan are curious about taking a dip in one of Japan’s many hot springs or sento public baths, but are deterred by two factors: the embarrassment of being naked in public, and the worry that even having a small tattoo – very much taboo in Japan – might result in being ejected from the premises. While the first issue is something that can be overcome with a little bravery, the second issue is undoubtedly a problem.

However, a resort inn in Nagano has nowpublicly stated that they will allow foreigners with small tattoos to enter, providing they cover up the offending ink with a patch.

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