When at a ryokan, immediately change into the yukata , the Japanese robe, to look like a local. It is common to wear it anywhere in the inn, including when you sleep. The right side goes under the left side and the belt. or obi , is wrapped around the waist twice and tied in the front. Men rotate the belt so the knot is over the left buttocks. Wear it low to look real cool. A yukata is great to sleep in but be warned, when you wake the front will be wide open.


Right side first.

Belt goes around twice. Low for men, high for women.

Knot toward back for men, in front for women.

Tanzen , or coat to keep warm.


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