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New London, Japan Restaurants Encourage Dining in the Nude

Destination & Tourism | Amy Coyne Bredeson | June 11, 2016

New London, Japan Restaurants Encourage Dining in the Nude

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If you’ve ever dreamed of eating in the nude with friends and strangers, you just might get that chance while vacationing in London or Japan.

The only restaurant in London that offers meals in a completely natural setting, the Bunyadi was set to open today in London, The Independent reported. 

“The idea is to experience pure liberation," Bunyadi creator Lollipop’s founder Seb Lyall told The Independent. “We believe people should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities.”

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The restaurant has no electricity or gas, the newspaper said. Food is served on handmade clay plates and eaten with edible cutlery. Guests can choose whether or not to wear clothing. Cell phones are not allowed.

It might take a while to get a reservation at Bunyadi, though. There are about 44,200 people on the waiting list, The Independent said.

The wait might not be quite as long at Tokyo’s new clothing-optional restaurant, the Amrita, which has much stricter requirements for its patrons.

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The Amrita asks “anyone more than 15 kg [33 lbs] above the average weight for their height to refrain from making a reservation,” Travel + Leisure reported. 

Overweight diners aren’t the only ones not allowed in the Amrita. Anyone over the age of 60 or with tattoos is also not invited, according to Travel + Leisure.

Amrita is scheduled to open July 29 in Tokyo, according to Travel + Leisure.

One other difference between the London and Tokyo restaurants is that patrons are required to wear paper underwear at Amrita, Travel + Leisure reported.

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