Sanitation / List of Hospitals


Japan’s water supply and sewage treatment rates for its big cities are almost 100%. Nationwide Japan has a water distribution rate of 96% (as of 2000), and a sewage system distribution rate of 55% (as of 1996). Tap water can be safely drunk anywhere in Japan.

Regarding sanitation in restaurants, in order to open a restaurant, coffee shop or other establishment serving food and drink in Japan, the operator must first obtain an operating license that is granted only after an inspection by a government health office certifying the sanitary condition of the establishment. In addition, the operator is required to have a staff member qualified as a food sanitation supervisor. All efforts are being made to further improve the level of food sanitation in Japan.


Japan’s health care system and medical facilities are of a very high standard. If by any chance a visitor should have a medical problem while in Japan, he or she should feel assured that high-quality medical treatment will be available. Vaccinations are also not required for foreign travelers from any region in the world.


There have been no outbreaks of SARS reported in Japan, but as preparation in the event a case should appear, a system for providing treatment for SARS patients has been established, and medical facilities responsible for diagnosis and treatment have been designated by the government.

List of Hospitals

A list of hospitals with English-speaking doctors and staff is provided below. Generally speaking, hospital admitting desks for out-patients are open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Days and times for treatment at particular hospitals may vary, however, so it is advisable to confirm them beforehand.)


International Catholic Hospital (Seibo Byoin)
2-5-1 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-0032
Tel: (03) 3951-1111

Japanese Red Cross Medical Center (Nihon Sekijujisha Iryo Center)
4-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0012
Tel: (03) 3400-1311

St. Luke's International Hospital (Seiroka Byoin)
Tel: (03) 3400-1311 9-1 Akashicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0044
Tel: (03) 3400-1311 Tel (03) 3541-5151

Tokyo Adventist Hospital (Tokyo Eisei Byoin)
3-17-3 Amanuma, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0032
Tel: (03) 3392-6151

Aichi Prefecture

Japan Red Cross, Nagoya First Hospital
3-35 Michishita-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 453-0046
Tel: (052) 481-5111

Nagoya University Hospital
65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 466-8560
Tel: (052) 741-2111

Nagoya City University Hospital
1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 467-0001
Tel: (052) 851-5511

Koseikai Hospital
137 Azuma-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi 440-0045
Tel: (0532) 61-3166

Yachiyo Hospital
1-10-13 Toei-cho, Anjo-shi, Aichi 446-8510
Tel: (0566) 97-8518

Chuo-dai Shinryo-jo
2-3-2 Chuo-dai, Kasugai-shi, Aichi 487-0011
Tel: (0568) 92-2211

Tokai Central Clinic
1-70-1 Yamato Dori, Kasugai-shi, Aichi 486-0944
Tel: (0568) 36-1967

Tokyo| Aichi Prefecture