Yukata or traditional Japanese bathing clothes are also used as pajamas or lounge wear. Indeed, it is a type of kimono light, casual and very comfortable whose material is generally cotton. The ryokan and minshuku provide you with yukata during your stay. You can wear them in all contexts such as during meals, while you relax, before or after your bath. In onsen (thermal baths) or urban spa centers, people even wear their yukata when walking.
There are two important criteria when you wear a yukata.
The reason why your yukata should fit you and cover you completely is twofold. The first one is to make you comfortable without being too conspicuous. The second is not to disturb the other hotel guests.
In addition, you must wear your kimono or yukata correctly or it may shock you. The rule is to fold the right side over the left side of the yukata. Wearing it otherwise would be like dressing for a funeral.
When you go to a ryokan and minshuku, there are a lot of rules that you should follow as a visitor. If you have visited Japan before or done research on the country, you will see that it is the same everywhere in Japan.