A massage parlor in Sydney’s outer west is one of several offering a Japanese massage in its walls.
The Kinko Kinkos at the end of Kings Road has been a go-to place for Japanese tourists since it opened in 2016.
Owner and massage therapist Kimi Watanabe said it was a perfect spot to get the most out of her clientele.
“I think it’s a lot more comfortable for a Japanese person because it’s so close to where I live,” she said.
“It’s also very close to Sydney Airport.”
She said the customers were mostly women with families and she was sure there was a place for them as well.
“There are a lot of people who are Japanese who come to Sydney because of the beach and the beachparks, so they have families there,” Ms Watanabes said.
“They don’t necessarily come here for the massage but they’re here for that reason.”
Ms Watanabi said she had never had a problem with customers coming into the parlour but was concerned about the safety of some of the customers.
“They come to our business because of all the people that are coming to Sydney,” she explained.
“We’re really concerned that we might not be able to do our job properly because of some people coming in, or we might get hurt or something like that.”
If we don’t do our jobs properly, then we’re all going to be in trouble.
“Ms Kimi said she would not take any more tourists than she had clients coming in and she could not guarantee that all of them would be clean.”
For me, I would just have to keep an eye on them, but I think they would be very happy to come back to the place, even if it’s only for a few minutes,” she added.