Best Hospitals - Japan

World's Best Hospital 2020

Since its founding in February 1933, Newsweek has reported on advances in medicine, science and the search for good health—and good care. We know that dealing with a health crisis or a worrisome diagnosis, whether for yourself or a family member, can be overwhelming, and that knowing where to turn can lessen the stress. That's why, for the second year in a row, Newsweek partnered with global data research company Statista Inc. to rank the leading hospitals in 21 countries. This version also introduces the Board of Global Experts, an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project.

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.

We're proud to offer this ranking and hope you know that you can rely on Newsweek. —

— Nancy Cooper
Global Editor in Chief

RankHospitalWebsiteScoreCityHospital Beds
1St. Luke's International Hospital
2The University of Tokyo Hospital,217
3Kyoto University Hospital,121
4Osaka University Hospital,086
5Kameda Medical Center
6Kurashiki Central Hospital,166
7Kyushu University Hospital,275
8Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine
9Toranomon Hospital Kajigaya
10Juntendo University Hospital,026
11Nagoya University Hospital,035
12Hokkaido University Hospital
13Okayama University Hospital
14Japanese Red Cross Medical Center
15Chiba University Hospital
16Teikyo University Hospital,078
17Iizuka Hospital,048
18Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital
19Musashino RedCross Hospital
20Kyorin University Hospital,153
21Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical Hospital
22St. Marianna Medical University Hospital,208
23Anjo-kosei Hospital
24Teine Keijinkai Hospital
25Ōsaka Police Hospital
26Okinawa Chubu Central Hospital
27The Jikei University Hospital,075
28Kobe University Hospital
29Fujita University Hospital,435
30Osaka City University Hospital
31Kanazawa University Hospital
32Jichi Medical University Hospital,132
33Nippon Medical School Hospital
34Tokai University School of Medicine Hospital
35Akita University Hospital
36Nagoya Second Red Cross Hospital
37Hiroshima University Hospital
38Yokohama City University Hospital
39Yokohama City University Medical Center
40Gifu University Hospital
41Osaka Medical College Hospital
42Keio University Hospital,044
43Kitasato University Hospital,033
44Kurume University Hospital,025
45Tokyo Medical Center
46Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
47Kyoto Medical Center
48Toyama University Hospital
49Saitama Medical University Medical Center,053
50Saiseikai Central Hospital
51Osaka City General Hospital,063
52Fukuoka University Hospital
53Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center
54University of Tsukuba Hospital
55University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine,065
56Tokushima University Hospital
57Shonan Kamakura General Hospital
58Shinshu University Hospital
59NTT Medical Center Tokyo
60Aizawa Hospital
61Toranomon Hospital
62Osaka General Medical Center
63Ehime University Hospitalōon644
64Yokohama Rosai Hospital
65Tohoku University Hospital,225
66Aichi Medical University Hospital
67Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital
68Saitama Medical University International Medical Center
69Kansai Medical University Hospital
70Yokosuka Kyōsai Hospital
71Nihon University Itabashi Hospital,025
72Japanese Red Cross Kyoto First Hospital
73Nagasaki University Hospital
74University of Fukui Hospital
75Toyota Memorial Hospital
76Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital
77Kawasaki Medical School Hospital,182
78Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital
79Wakayama Medical University Hospital
80Kagawa University Hospital
81Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital
82Nagoya City University Hospital
83Saitama Red Cross Hospital
84Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital
85Yamagata University Hospital
86Hyōgo College of Medicine Hospital
87Osaka National Hospital
88Asahikawa Medical University
89Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center
90Mie University Hospital
91Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital
92Nara Medical University Hospital
93Shimane University Hospital
94Dokkyo Medical University Hospital,167
95Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center
96Saitama Medical University Hospital
97Red Cross Hospital in Nagano
98Showa University Hospital
99Nihonkai General Hospital
100Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital
101Tokyo Medical University Hospital,015
102National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center
103Hamamatsu University Hospital
104Sumitomo Hospital
105Tōkyō Teishin Hospital
106Minato Red Cross Hospital
107Chiba-Nishi General Hospital
108Kindai University Hospital
109Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatrics Hospital
110Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital
111Oita University Hospital
112Kumamoto Medical Center
113Kokura Memorial Hospital
114Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital
115Kumamoto University Hospital
116Tottori University Hospital
117Central Asahi General Hospital
118Kagoshima University Hospital
119Osaka Red Cross Hospital
120Kyoto Daini Red Cross Hospital
121Japanese Red Cross Society Himeji Hospital
122Komaki City Hospital
123Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital
124Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital
125Kitano Hospital
126Japanese Red Cross Ise Hospital
127Kantō Rōsai Hospital
128Juntendo University Nerima Hospital
129Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital
130Kanazawa Medical University Hospital
131Fukuoka East Medical Center
132Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital
133Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center
134Tenri Yorozu Consultation Center Hospital
135Shizuoka Prefectural General Hospital
136Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital
137University of Yamanashi Hospital, Yamanashi618
138Nagasaki Medical CenterŌmura643
139Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital
140 Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Krankenhaus
141Saga University Hospital
142Japanese Red Cross Asahikawa Hospital

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.