Nippon Vedanta Kyokai (Vedanta Society of Japan), Kanagawa-ken


Nippon Vedanta Kyokai (Vedanta Society of Japan)
4-18-I Hisagi, Zushi-shi 249, Kanagawa-ken, Japan 249-0001
Phone: 81-468-730428; Fax: 81-468-730592
E-mail: [email protected]; Website:

Started in 1959, the centre was made a branch of Ramakrishna Math in 1984. Swami Medhasananda is its swami-in-charge.


  • Regular religious classes and retreats at the centre and at other places in Japan.
  • Sunday yogasana classes.
  • Publication of a bi-monthly magazine, Fumetsu No Kotoba, in Japanese. The centre has also brought out Japanese translations of some of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature.
  • A small library and a bookshop.
  • Welfare work by serving food once a month to homeless people in Kotobuki-cho in Yokohama.
  • Celebration of the birth anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Lord Buddha, and also Christmas Eve.