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When you stay at a Buddhist temple or a ryokan (Japanese inn), you may be provided with a yukata or cotton robe. Your yukata can be worn inside the temple or ryokan or you can wear it as a pair of pajamas. Also, you can wear it outside when you go for an evening stroll. Ryokans may also provide geta (wooden shoes) for walking outside. If it is cold at night, a tanzen or short jacket may be provided to wear on top of your yukata.
Following are some guidelines on how to put on your yukata: