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Himawari Medical Information Service – Find Tokyo Doctors and Pharamacies

Himawari Medical Information ServiceOne of the most helpful and free services the Tokyo Metropolitan Government provides to Japanese and foreigners is the Himawari Medical Information Service. If you are looking for a doctor or pharmacy, you can call or look on the Himawari English language website.  Himawari also provides emergency medical translation services. All doctors and pharmacies listed on the service are supposed to speak English. The telephone service also supports Chinese, Korean, Thai and Spanish speakers. This is a good service to know about, so print out this page and post it on your family information area in case of emergency.  http://www.himawari.metro.tokyo.jp. Info tidbit: Himawari means sunflowers in Japanese. Keep your family healthy and happy!

Himawari Medical Information Service (Tokyo)

In case you cannot find a hospital when you are ill or injured you can search at these links 24/7.

Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Info Searchimages

Search Hospital/Clinic By Location

Search Hospital/Clinic By Station

Search Pharmacy By Location



If you prefer to talk to someone about your health needs please call the following numbers:

Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center (Tokyo-to Hoken Iryo Joho Center)
TEL: 03-5285-8181
Daily9:00 – 20:00
Languages: English/Chinese/Korean/Thai/Spanish
Information about medical institutions as well as about the medical and health insurance system in Japan are provided by staff who speak foreign languages.

Emergency Translation Services
TEL: 03-5285-8185
Weekdays: 17:00 – 20:00
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 – 20:00
Languages: English/Chinese/Korean/Thai/Spanish
Interpretation service through phone is also available for foreign patients visiting a hospital if their treatment is not going to be carried out smoothly because of language difficulty. (for medical purpose only)


Himawari Medical Information Service (Tokyo)

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  1. I have a pain in my knee, and my hearth problem can you please inform me the best doctor in Japan

    • Hello Joseph,
      I`m sorry to hear you have pain in your knee and heart problems. We are not medical professionals. Please contact the Himawari number 03-5285-8181 from 9:00AM – 8:00PM daily and they can better assist you.

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