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->Ryokan Styles
->Ryokan Customs
->Staying at a Ryokan, (including Food)
->Japanese "Kaiseki" (traditional, multi-course dinner)
->"A Ryokan Experience," by Andrew Daniel
->Interviews with Three Kyoto Ryokan Owners
->How to Put on a Japanese "Yukata" (Robe)
->Japanese Bathing Etiquette
->Japanese-Style Toilet
->Tatami Mat Conversion Table
->"Japanese Buddhist Temple Overnight," by David Paget
->"A Night on Mount Koya,"
->Guest's Comments
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How to Put on a Japanese "Yukata"

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Yukata Yukata

1. First, pull the right main section of the yukata around the body.

2. Place the left main section over the right one, pulling it snugly but comfortably around you.

Yukata Yukata

3. Wrap the sash around the waist.

4. Tie the sash in a bow just off to the center of the body.


5. The yukata can be worn both inside and outside the ryokan. When walking outside, Japanese "geta" (wooden sandals) will be provided for you.


Other Useful Ryokan Information

If you have never stayed at a ryokan, then Planning Your Stay at a Japanese Ryokan will help you better plan your stay.

Our Ryokan Styles page will tell you about the various types of ryokans available

If it is your first time staying at a ryokan, you may want to read our page on Ryokan Customs

Here is some more detailed information about Staying at a Ryokan including ryokan cuisine

For more information about dining on Japanese "kaiseki," please see Japanese "Kaiseki" (traditional, multi-course dinner)

In A Ryokan Experience, a guest describes his stay at a ryokan on Miyajima Island

Read Interviews with Three Kyoto Ryokan Owners and their experiences hosting foreign guests

A step-by-step explanation of how to put on a Japanese "yukata" (robe)

Here is a description about the dos and don'ts of Japanese Bathing Etiquette, and here is how to use a Japanese-style toilet

How big is a tatami mat room? Go to this Tatami Mat Conversion Table and find out.

Read David Paget's article "Japanese Buddhist Temple Overnight" and a guest's article "A Night on Mount Koya" about their experiences staying overnight at Buddhist Temples on Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture.

Read guest's Comments about their ryokan stays


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