Best Hospitals - Japan

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If you were asked to name the world's best hospitals, you might well have mentioned the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and the University Hospital, Zurich. You might not have thought of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm or Singapore General. But the researchers and experts who help build this authoritative list are keenly aware of what's going on in hospitals around the globe, and they can, with confidence, identify the ones that set the standard for excellent care. The table below shows the Global Top 100 Hospitals, #1-50 are ranked based on recommendations, #51-100 are listed alphabetically. If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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RankHospitalScoreCityHospital Beds
1St. Luke's International Hospital91.3%Tokyo520
2The University of Tokyo Hospital88.7%Tokyo1,217
3Kyoto University Hospital85.4%Kyoto1,121
4Osaka University Hospital83.8%Osaka1,086
5Kameda Medical Center82.9%Kamogawa917
6Kurashiki Central Hospital81.4%Kurashiki1,166
7Kyushu University Hospital81.3%Fukuoka1,275
8Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine81.0%Tokyo781
9Toranomon Hospital Kajigaya80.5%Kawasaki300
10Juntendo University Hospital80.3%Tokyo1,026
11Nagoya University Hospital79.6%Nagoya1,035
12Hokkaido University Hospital79.6%Hokkaido944
13Okayama University Hospital79.4%Okayama853
14Japanese Red Cross Medical Center79.1%Tokyo708
15Chiba University Hospital79.0%Chiba850
16Teikyo University Hospital78.9%Tokyo1,078
17Iizuka Hospital78.5%Iizuka1,048
18Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital78.3%Hamamatsu750
19Musashino RedCross Hospital78.0%Musashino611
20Kyorin University Hospital77.9%Mitaka1,153
21Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical Hospital77.8%Tokyo753
22St. Marianna Medical University Hospital77.8%Kawasaki1,208
23Anjo-kosei Hospital77.8%Anjo749
24Teine Keijinkai Hospital77.7%Sapporo670
25Ōsaka Police Hospital77.7%Osaka580
26Okinawa Chubu Central Hospital77.7%Okinawa546
27The Jikei University Hospital77.7%Tokyo1,075
28Kobe University Hospital77.5%Kobe934
29Fujita University Hospital76.7%Toyoake1,435
30Osaka City University Hospital76.6%Osaka972
31Kanazawa University Hospital76.6%Kanazawa838
32Jichi Medical University Hospital76.5%Shimotsuke1,132
33Nippon Medical School Hospital76.4%Tokyo897
34Tokai University School of Medicine Hospital76.3%Isehara804
35Akita University Hospital76.3%Akita613
36Nagoya Second Red Cross Hospital76.2%Nagoya812
37Hiroshima University Hospital76.2%Hiroshima744
38Yokohama City University Hospital76.1%Yokohama674
39Yokohama City University Medical Center76.1%Yokohama726
40Gifu University Hospital76.0%Gifu614
41Osaka Medical College Hospital75.9%Takatsuki882
42Keio University Hospital75.8%Tokyo1,044
43Kitasato University Hospital75.8%Sagamihara1,033
44Kurume University Hospital75.8%Kurume1,025
45Tokyo Medical Center75.7%Tokyo780
46Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital75.7%Kobe758
47Kyoto Medical Center75.6%Kyoto600
48Toyama University Hospital75.3%Toyama612
49Saitama Medical University Medical Center75.3%Kawagoe1,053
50Saiseikai Central Hospital75.0%Tokyo535
51Osaka City General Hospital75.0%Osaka1,063
52Fukuoka University Hospital74.9%Fukuoka915
53Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center74.9%Tokyo789
54University of Tsukuba Hospital74.6%Tsukuba800
55University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine74.5%Kyoto1,065
56Tokushima University Hospital74.5%Tokushima696
57Shonan Kamakura General Hospital74.3%Kamakura619
58Shinshu University Hospital 74.3%Matsumoto707
59NTT Medical Center Tokyo74.1%Tokyo627
60Aizawa Hospital74.1%Matsumoto460
61Toranomon Hospital74.0%Tokyo868
62Osaka General Medical Center74.0%Osaka768
63Ehime University Hospital73.9%Tōon644
64Yokohama Rosai Hospital73.8%Yokohama650
65Tohoku University Hospital73.7%Sendai1,225
66Aichi Medical University Hospital73.7%Nagakute900
67Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital73.7%Fukuoka380
68Saitama Medical University International Medical Center73.6%Saitama700
69Kansai Medical University Hospital73.5%Hirakata751
70Yokosuka Kyōsai Hospital73.4%Yokosuka742
71Nihon University Itabashi Hospital73.4%Tokyo1,025
72Japanese Red Cross Kyoto First Hospital73.4%Kyoto666
73Nagasaki University Hospital73.3%Nagasaki862
74University of Fukui Hospital73.3%Eiheiji600
75Toyota Memorial Hospital73.1%Toyota513
76Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital72.8%Yokohama689
77Kawasaki Medical School Hospital72.7%Kurashiki1,182
78Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital72.7%Nagoya852
79Wakayama Medical University Hospital72.7%Wakayama800
80Kagawa University Hospital72.6%Takamatsu613
81Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital72.6%Niigata827
82Nagoya City University Hospital72.5%Nagoya808
83Saitama Red Cross Hospital72.3%Saitama632
84Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital72.3%Tsuchiura800
85Yamagata University Hospital72.2%Yamagata637
86Hyōgo College of Medicine Hospital72.0%Nishinomiya963
87Osaka National Hospital72.0%Osaka692
88Asahikawa Medical University72.0%Asahikawa602
89Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center72.0%Saitama628
90Mie University Hospital71.8%Tsu685
91Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital71.8%Tokyo772
92Nara Medical University Hospital71.8%Kashihara983
93Shimane University Hospital71.7%Izumo600
94Dokkyo Medical University Hospital71.5%Mibu1,167
95Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center71.4%Amagasaki722
96Saitama Medical University Hospital71.3%Saitama970
97Red Cross Hospital in Nagano71.2%Nagano680
98Showa University Hospital71.1%Tokyo815
99Nihonkai General Hospital71.1%Sakata646
100Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital71.1%Ishinomaki464
101Tokyo Medical University Hospital71.1%Tokyo1,015
102National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center71.0%Fukuoka702
103Hamamatsu University Hospital71.0%Hamamatsu613
104Sumitomo Hospital70.9%Osaka499
105Tōkyō Teishin Hospital70.9%Tokyo477
106Minato Red Cross Hospital70.8%Yokohama634
107Chiba-Nishi General Hospital70.7%Matsudo608
108Kindai University Hospital70.6%Osaka929
109Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatrics Hospital70.4%Tokyo550
110Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital70.4%Kumamoto400
111Oita University Hospital70.4%Yufu618
112Kumamoto Medical Center70.4%Kumamoto550
113Kokura Memorial Hospital70.3%Kitakyushu658
114Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital70.1%Kawasaki326
115Kumamoto University Hospital70.0%Kumamoto848
116Tottori University Hospital69.9%Yonago697
117Central Asahi General Hospital69.9%Asahi989
118Kagoshima University Hospital69.6%Kagoshima716
119Osaka Red Cross Hospital69.5%Osaka999
120Kyoto Daini Red Cross Hospital69.5%Kyoto672
121Japanese Red Cross Society Himeji Hospital69.5%Himeji555
122Komaki City Hospital69.4%Komaki558
123Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital69.4%Urayasu785
124Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital69.3%Yamagata645
125Kitano Hospital69.2%Osaka699
126Japanese Red Cross Ise Hospital69.1%Ise655
127Kantō Rōsai Hospital69.1%Kawasaki610
128Juntendo University Nerima Hospital69.0%Tokyo400
129Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital68.8%Yokohama560
130Kanazawa Medical University Hospital68.5%Uchinada835
131Fukuoka East Medical Center68.5%Fukuoka591
132Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital68.4%Koshigaya873
133Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center68.4%Urayasu344
134Tenri Yorozu Consultation Center Hospital68.3%Tenri715
135Shizuoka Prefectural General Hospital68.2%Shizuoka712
136Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital68.2%Yokohama650
137University of Yamanashi Hospital68.1%Chuo, Yamanashi618
138Nagasaki Medical Center68.0%Ōmura643
139Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital67.7%Toyama733
140 Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Krankenhaus 67.6%Kawasaki713
141Saga University Hospital67.6%Saga604
142Japanese Red Cross Asahikawa Hospital67.4%Asahikawa520

Licensing Information:

If your hospital is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospital Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.


The World's Best Hospitals 2020 ranking lists the best hospitals in 20 countries (and one city-state): United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil.

The rankings are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

Statista, in collaboration with trusted insurance provider GeoBlue, invited tens of thousands of medical professionals in the selected countries to an online survey from September to November 2019. The survey was also promoted on

The number of awards per country varied based on the number of hospitals and data availability. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded, with 300, and U.S. hospitals are also recognized with a best in state award.

Scores are comparable only between hospitals in the same country. The study includes a Global Top 100 list.

Specialized hospitals, like heart or cancer hospitals, are displayed in a separate list, sorted alphabetically.

Download the full methodology here.

Download the methodology overview here.


1 - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center: These hospitals reported discrepancies in the medical KPI data that was used to determine scores. No medical KPI was used to determine the score for this hospital. The score relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.

2 - kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum - München-Nord, Polyclinique du Parc Rambot - Provencale, Hôpital Bellevue, Clinique des Cèdres, Hôpital Emile Muller, Istituto Clinico Scientifico Maugeri - Veruno, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Ospedale Santa Croce e Carle, Ospedale Santa Croce di Fano, Ospedale San Luigi Gonzaga, Presidio di Conegliano, Ospedale Sant'Antonio di Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria, Ospedale Sant'Eugenio: No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.

3 - Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France, University Hospital Of Wales, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Brighton General Hospital, Withington Community Hospital, South West Acute Hospital, The Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo: No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.