OCJ organizes the 2011 Rath Yatra on 3rd July, the same day that the famous festival is held in its original place Puri of the eastern Indian province of Odisha. This will be the fourth year in succession that we will hold Rath Yatra in Japan. In the past years, Rath Yatras were celebrated with much fanfare. A 3-meter tall Rath (Chariot) was pulled on the streets in the presence of hundreds of devotees and guests. This year, with our compassion to affected in March 11 disaster, we will hold the Rath Yatra in less fanfare. The traditional rituals will be completed inside the venue mentioned below. OCJ invites all of you to kindly join us in this traditional event and pray to Shri Jagannath for all those who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami.
The program will start from 10:30 am and end at 03:00 pm; including Puja, Chariot pulling, Lunch and cultural activities
Tokyo Station Business Center Nihonbashi, 8F
Chuo Building 1-3-13 Nihonbashi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo Ntsuponbashi
Ginza Line-Tozai Line-Asakusa Line
Nihonbashi station-A5 exit , don’t have to walk
JR Line-Tokyo station-Yaesu exit-walk 5 minutes