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How far would you go to take a selfie? Man cross-dresses, enters ladies' section of spa to capture scenery

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 November 2015, 12:49 IST

A Chinese male tourist was arrested in Japan earlier this month after he entered the section of beachside spa, designated for women.

The ancient Sakinoyu spa, which dates back to 657 BC, is an open-air bath in Japan's Wakayama perfecture. The spa is famous for its spectacular views.

The tourist, identified as Xia Liang, was arrested for entering the females-only bathing area of the spa. Police said the tourist was wearing a long-haired brown wig and a red/pink kimono. He had also worn lipstick, the official said. After undressing, the tourist had covered his torso with a towel.

The incident came to light after two female guests noticed the unusual visitor entering the female dressing area and raised an alarm when he took out a selfie stick to take photos.

Xia was arrested on trespassing charges. Xia told the police that he was aware the area was off limits to men and that he had trespassed only to take photos of the scenery. He claimed that the view from the area designated for women was very impressive.

When the police examined his smartphone, they failed to find any photos of women, corroborating Xia's story.

"Usually, when these things happen, it has lewd elements. But this might be a bit different," the police were quoted as saying.

First published: 19 November 2015, 12:49 IST
 
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