I'm thinking about whether to pack a yukata for my next trip to Japan, and I'm thinking of scenarios where it's appropriate to wear a yukata, but it isn't already available.
I'm not worried about the cost of buying or renting a yukata, but I wouldn't want to buy another one outright as I already have two and buying a third one would be wasteful.
I'm also not worried about a yukata not being exactly my size - at 194 cm tall, I'm resigned to yukatas being a little bit short, just so long as I'm decent.
Is the following an accurate summary of the yukata situation in Japan, especially for men?
At ryokans or ryokan-like accommodation, or in onsens, you are likely to get supplied with a yukata for wearing while you're in the accommodation, so you don't need to bring your own.
At festivals, it's common to wear wafuku including yukatas. I assume that you have to bring your own.
In the touristy areas of cities associated with traditional Japan, such as Kyoto or Kanazawa, I've seen women wearing kimono (not yukata), and I've read about but not really seen men wearing kimono (not yukata), possibly rented. I assume yukata would be insufficient clothing for such scenarios.
At some celebrations (for example dinner parties at the programming conference RubyKaigi, which has a bit of a Japanese element to it), I've occasionally seen women wear some sort of wafuku, but I can't recall men doing so.