Hi, it is YUKA.
I shared about onsens in japan in the previous videos.
If you haven’t watched them, make sure to watch!!!
OK, let’s jump into today’s topic Tattoos Actually, I’ve got many questions about tattoos
in Japan. I know there are many who’s got tattoos and
they have questions like I’ve heard that I can’t take onsens because
I’ve got tattoos. Is it true??? What is wrong with my tattoos??? Everyone
has got tattoos. Tattoos represents me!!! Cannot see this?
Yes, I get that. And actually many Japanese people get that
point. Let me get straight.
The fact about tattoos in Japan is still harsh. I mean the circumstances about tattoos in
japan is totally different from yours. Although getting tattoos is gradually not
so special among young generation, still it’s not accepted that you enter onsen if you have
visible tattoos. Actually, it’s not only onsen, also you can’t
enter pools. Some beach areas ban to enter if you have tattoos if you want to go into
the beach area, you need to cover them up. Well, the reason why we can’t accept tattoos
is that it means YAKUZA in the mind of the most people.
We all know you have nothing to do with Japanese gangster at all, though
So, do you mean I can’t take onsen because of my tattoos???
No, basically, you cannot. But there are some ways you can take onsens
even if you’ve got tattoos. I tell you how. The one way you can do is to cover up your
tattoos If you have small tattoos, you can cover up
with waterproof bandages. But, I can’t fully guarantee this works or
not. Because A few friends of mine were asked to leave even though they covered their tattoos
with bandages.Other friends said it was OK. So, I think it should be OK at most of the
time. If you have tattoos that it’s impossible to
cover up, try ryokan that have their own private onsen bathes. You can rent it out for an hour
or two with extra fee. Or you can book the room, which has private onsen bath.
These private onsen bathes are so nice for couples and families who want to soak and
relax together. So far so good???
Are you ready for Onsen now??? NoNoNo
Don’t forget to check manners and etiquette before jumping into onsen! OK? I’ll share
with you in the next video! OK, until then, if you have any questions
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