A customer in the women’s bath alerted a clerk when the suspect began taking photos with a smartphone on a selfie stick.
He is not suspected of taking photos of any women in the bath.
Xia reportedly admitted to unlawful entry, telling investigators he had heard the view from the women’s section of the bath is magnificent.
Xia arrived in Japan on Friday for a six-day trip and went to Shirahama on Saturday.
Source: Japan Times Image: You Tube (Shirahama Hotel)