I will be taking a group of US college students to Tokyo. Our hosts have suggested Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari as a possible activity - mainly the foot bathing and the festival hall. From past experiences, I know few/none of the students will be ok with public bathing in the nude.
I have two questions:
- I will ask about tattoos and warn the students. If there are 1-2 with tattoos, are there nearby alternative activities? If the tattoos are in a non-public area that would be covered by a yukata, will this generally be ok? Are folks there suspicious about bandages to cover small tattoos?
- I have a couple of larger students and I am a little worried about the yukata fitting properly. I know they have height sizes, but I think the bigger issue might be hips and thighs because the Western girls are shaped so differently from the Asian ones. However, I thought they might have some specifically for Westerners.
If you can answer these questions, I’d appreciate it so I can respond to our hosts.
Thanks so much!