Get prepared, so you can leave your worries behind and enjoy Japan
In order to enjoy your trip with peace of mind,
you need to purchase private medical insurance*
that provides sufficient coverage.
*Including travel insurance that covers medical expenses during your stay
Medical expenses can be very high for foreign visitors to Japan who get injured or become ill during their stay.
Fall while skiing
Right tibia fracture, surgery and 19-day hospital stay, attending nurse, flight home on civilian aircraft (stretcher)
Heart attack and hospitalization
Surgery, 45-day hospital stay, attending physician, flight home on civilian aircraft (business class)
*Source: Tokio Marine International Assistance
Medical expenses for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
are also covered by your private medical insurance.
Some insurance policies do not cover infectious diseases, so be sure to check the details of the coverage carefully.
International travel insurance for visitors to Japan
Private medical insurance that you can purchase after entering Japan provides sufficient coverage during your stay, even for COVID-19.
Helpful services for those who want assistance in Japanese
- Searches for hospitals in Japan and proxy appointment booking
- Interpretation over the phone during your hospital visit
- Negotiation of cashless payment* for medical expenses, etc.
*A system that allows short-term visitors, etc. to seek medical care without having to pay the bill on-site by sending the bill to an insurance company (including assistant companies to which services are outsourced) instead of billing the short-stay visitor, etc. directly.
Private medical insurance can be purchased instantly online. Enjoy your trip to Japan to the fullest by purchasing insurance with sufficient coverage and services.
*Cannot be accessed from outside Japan.
If you are unwell
This website contains information that is useful if the unexpected happens and you find yourself receiving medical treatment in Japan.
Please bookmark this website for use in an emergency.
Medical Institution Search
Search Japanese hospitals or medical clinics by medical department, language support, region, etc.
- What to expect when visiting a medical institution
- Find out about procedures when visiting a Japanese hospital or medical clinic and points to be aware of.
- Primary symptoms and medical departments
- Find out what medical department to visit based on your symptoms.
SUPPORTING YOUR TRAVEL IN JAPAN
As well as sightseeing information, you can find disaster information in an emergency, and search for hospitals or medical clinics near your current location.
Other useful information websites
An English-language search for drugs (OTC medication) that can be purchased from pharmacies or drugstores. Search under the name of the drug, affected part, or efficacy.