Best Hospitals 2021 - Japan

World's Best Hospitals 2021

This is the third year that Newsweek has partnered with Statista Inc, the respected global data research firm, to reveal the World's Best Hospitals— and it may be our most important ranking yet.

As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones may rest on the kind of health care we have access to. The 2,000 hospitals named in this list—which covers 25 countries, including United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada —stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.

Of course we hope that we, and you, won't need to seek care or visit a friend or family member in any hospital this year. But if you do, this ranking of the World's Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.

Nancy Cooper
Global Editor-in-Chief

RankHospitalCountryScoreCityUS StateSpecialityFootnotes
1The University of Tokyo HospitalJapan91.48%Tokyo
2St. Luke's International HospitalJapan90.40%Tokyo
3Kameda Medical CenterJapan80.59% Kamogawa
4Kyushu University HospitalJapan80.05%Fukuoka
5Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineJapan78.71%Tokyo
6Kyoto University HospitalJapan78.06%Kyoto
7Kurashiki Central HospitalJapan76.27%Kurashiki
8Osaka University HospitalJapan75.76%Osaka
9Nagoya University HospitalJapan75.64%Nagoya
10Toranomon HospitalJapan75.64%Tokyo
11Keio University HospitalJapan75.51%Tokyo
12Hokkaido University HospitalJapan75.14%Hokkaido
13Juntendo University HospitalJapan74.12%Tokyo
14Yokohama Municipal Citizen's HospitalJapan73.87%Yokohama
15Teine Keijinkai HospitalJapan73.59%Sapporo
16Toranomon Hospital KajigayaJapan73.32%Kawasaki
17The Jikei University HospitalJapan73.30%Tokyo
18Kobe City Medical Center General HospitalJapan73.09%Kobe
19Kanazawa University HospitalJapan72.58%Kanazawa
20Okayama University HospitalJapan72.58%Okayama
21Kurume University HospitalJapan72.05%Kurume
22Japanese Red Cross Medical CenterJapan71.84%Tokyo
23Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical HospitalJapan71.74%Tokyo
24Fukuoka University HospitalJapan71.57%Fukuoka
25Tokai University Tokyo HospitalJapan71.47%Isehara
26Tokyo Medical CenterJapan71.43%Tokyo
27Kyorin University HospitalJapan71.30%Mitaka
28Musashino RedCross HospitalJapan71.30%Musashino
29Okinawa Chubu Central HospitalJapan71.06%Okinawa
30Iizuka HospitalJapan70.81%Iizuka
31Seirei Hamamatsu General HospitalJapan70.74%Hamamatsu
32Anjo-kosei HospitalJapan70.70%Anjo
33Teikyo University HospitalJapan70.51%Tokyo
34Kobe University HospitalJapan70.27%Kobe
35Ōsaka Police HospitalJapan70.12%Osaka
36Fujita Health University HospitalJapan69.86%Toyoake
37Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical CenterJapan69.85%Tokyo
38Jichi Medical University HospitalJapan69.85%Shimotsuke
39Saitama Medical University International Medical CenterJapan69.75%Saitama
40University of Toyama University HospitalJapan69.74%Toyama
41Shinshu University HospitalJapan69.67%Matsumoto
42Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical CenterJapan69.64%Koshigaya
43Akita University HospitalJapan69.60%Akita
44Yokohama City University HospitalJapan69.57%Yokohama
45Yokosuka Kyōsai HospitalJapan69.53%Yokosuka
46Nihonkai General HospitalJapan69.52%Sakata
47Nara Medical University HospitalJapan69.51%Kashihara
48Nippon Medical School HospitalJapan69.13%Tokyo
49Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University HospitalJapan69.11%Takatsuki3
50Hiroshima University HospitalJapan69.09%Hiroshima
51St. Marianna Medical University HospitalJapan68.70%Kawasaki
52Nagoya Second Red Cross HospitalJapan68.43%Nagoya
53Osaka City University HospitalJapan68.42%Osaka
54Chiba University HospitalJapan68.40%Chiba
55Kitasato University HospitalJapan68.28%Sagamihara
56NTT Medical Center TokyoJapan68.24%Tokyo
57National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical CenterJapan68.22%Kyoto
58Tohoku University HospitalJapan68.20%Sendai
59Saitama Medical University Medical CenterJapan68.19%Kawagoe
60Saiseikai Fukuoka General HospitalJapan67.80%Fukuoka
61Gifu University HospitalJapan67.75%Gifu
62Kawasaki Medical School HospitalJapan67.75%Kurashiki
63Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical CenterJapan67.74%Amagasaki
64Tokyo Saiseikai Central HospitalJapan67.73%Tokyo
65University Hospital Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineJapan67.70%Kyoto
66Yokohama City University Medical CenterJapan67.63%Yokohama
67Kumamoto University HospitalJapan67.63%Kumamoto
68National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical CenterJapan67.63%Fukuoka
69Ehime University HospitalJapan67.60%Tōon
70Komaki City HospitalJapan67.59%Komaki
71Osaka City General HospitalJapan67.58%Osaka
72Aizawa HospitalJapan67.44%Matsumoto
73Nagoya Medical CenterJapan67.43%Nagoya
74Shonan Kamakura General HospitalJapan67.43%Kamakura
75Osaka Red Cross HospitalJapan67.41%Osaka
76Nagoya City University HospitalJapan67.40%Nagoya
77Osaka General Medical CenterJapan67.36%Osaka
78University of Tsukuba HospitalJapan67.35%Tsukuba
79Tokushima University HospitalJapan67.31%Tokushima
80Asahi General HospitalJapan67.26%Asahi
81Kitano HospitalJapan67.18%Osaka
82Kansai Medical University HospitalJapan67.13%Hirakata
83Fukuoka East Medical CenterJapan67.12%Fukuoka
84Fujisawa City HospitalJapan67.02%Fujisawa
85Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi HospitalJapan67.00%Kyoto
86University of Fukui HospitalJapan67.00%Eiheiji
87Nihon University Itabashi HospitalJapan66.98%Tokyo
88Osaka National HospitalJapan66.94%Osaka
89Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi HospitalJapan66.89%Nagoya
90Kagawa University HospitalJapan66.88%Takamatsu
91Nagasaki University HospitalJapan66.86%Nagasaki
92Aichi Medical University HospitalJapan66.84%Nagakute
93Nippon Medical School Chibahokusoh HospitalJapan66.83%Inzai
94Tsuchiura Kyodo HospitalJapan66.83%Tsuchiura
95Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh HospitalJapan66.82%Tokyo
96Sumitomo HospitalJapan66.75%Osaka
97Tottori University HospitalJapan66.69%Yonago
98Saitama Medical University HospitalJapan66.69%Saitama
99Wakayama Medical University HospitalJapan66.66%Wakayama
100Showa University Northern Yokohama HospitalJapan66.63%Yokohama
101Juntendo University Urayasu HospitalJapan66.63%Urayasu
102Tokyo Medical University HospitalJapan66.63%Tokyo
103Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatrics HospitalJapan66.63%Tokyo
104Mie University HospitalJapan66.60%Tsu
105Yokohama Rosai HospitalJapan66.59%Yokohama
106Niigata University Medical & Dental HospitalJapan66.59%Niigata
107Hyōgo College of Medicine HospitalJapan66.57%Nishinomiya
108Saga University HospitalJapan66.57%Saga
109Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical CenterJapan66.54%Saitama
110Saitama Red Cross HospitalJapan66.53%Saitama
111Minato Red Cross HospitalJapan66.53%Yokohama
112Dokkyo Medical University HospitalJapan66.51%Mibu
113Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki HospitalJapan66.51%Ishinomaki
114Yamagata University HospitalJapan66.50%Yamagata
115Shimane University HospitalJapan66.49%Izumo
116Asahikawa Medical University HospitalJapan66.48%Asahikawa
117Oita University HospitalJapan66.42%Yufu
118Toyota Memorial HospitalJapan66.36%Toyota
119Kyoto Daini Red Cross HospitalJapan66.34%Kyoto
120Japanese Red Cross Hospital in NaganoJapan66.33%Nagano
121Tokyo Teishin HospitalJapan66.32%Tokyo
122Japanese Red Cross Society Himeji HospitalJapan66.28%Himeji
123Chiba-Nishi General HospitalJapan66.26%Matsudo
124Hamamatsu University HospitalJapan66.25%Hamamatsu
125Showa University HospitalJapan66.25%Tokyo
126Kindai University HospitalJapan66.24%Osaka
127Tenri Yorozu Consultation Center HospitalJapan66.18%Tenri
128National Defense Medical Colleage HospitalJapan66.17%Tokorozawa
129Saiseikai Kumamoto HospitalJapan66.17%Kumamoto
130Kumamoto Medical CenterJapan66.11%Kumamoto
131Kanazawa Medical University HospitalJapan66.10%Uchinada
132Toyohashi Municipal HospitalJapan66.05%Toyohashi
133Juntendo University Nerima HospitalJapan66.04%Tokyo
134Toyama Prefectural Central HospitalJapan66.01%Toyama
135Ichinomiya Municipal HospitalJapan65.95%Ichinomiya
136University of Yamanashi HospitalJapan65.89%Chuo, Yamanashi
137Kokura Memorial HospitalJapan65.89%Kitakyushu
138Yamagata Prefectural Central HospitalJapan65.88%Yamagata
139Japanese Red Cross Ise HospitalJapan65.88%Ise
140Nagasaki Medical CenterJapan65.82%Ōmura
141Akita Kousei Medical CenterJapan65.80%Akita
142Kawasaki Municipal HospitalJapan65.78%Kawasaki
143Kantō Rōsai HospitalJapan65.76%Kawasaki
144Ota Memorial HospitalJapan65.74%Ota
145Saga-Ken Medical Centre KoseikanJapan65.74%Saga
146Nagoya City East Medical CenterJapan65.73%Nagoya
147Japanese Red Cross Maebashi HospitalJapan65.72%Maebashi
148Shimane Prefectural Central HospitalJapan65.71%Izumo
149Iwate Medical University HospitalJapan65.69%Yahaba
150The Jikei University Kashiwa HospitalJapan65.68%Kashiwa
151Shizuoka Prefectural General HospitalJapan65.67%Shizuoka
152Fukui Prefectural HospitalJapan65.67%Fukui
153Osaki Citizen HospitalJapan65.66%Osaki
154Aomori Prefectural Central HospitalJapan65.66%Aomori
155Fukushima Medical University HospitalJapan65.65%Fukushima
156Kiryu Kosei General HospitalJapan65.62%Kiryu
157Fukaya Red Cross HospitalJapan65.61%Fukaya
158Ishikawa Prefectural Central HospitalJapan65.56%Kanazawa
159Saka General HospitalJapan65.56%Shiogama
160Matsudo City General HospitalJapan65.56%Matsudo
161Sapporo City General HospitalJapan65.56%Sapporo
162Japanese Red Cross Asahikawa HospitalJapan65.56%Asahikawa
163Kishiwada City HospitalJapan65.53%Osaka

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Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospitals 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 Hospital ranking lists the best hospitals in 25 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Singapore. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The lists are based on three data sources:
• Recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals)
• Results from patient surveys
• Medical KPIs on hospitals
• The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. USA had the most hospitals awarded with 350, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, 2,000 hospitals were ranked in this third edition of the ranking.
• Every hospital in each country is rated by a score.

Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (example: A score of 90 in country A doesn't necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).

• Specialized hospitals like heart or cancer hospitals differ in their offer from general hospitals, and therefore are displayed in a separate list. This list is sorted alphabetically because Hospitals with different specialties are not comparable.

U.S. hospitals were also awarded as best hospitals for infection prevention if they performed above the national average based on six different measures. This recognition is based on data from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019, published by CMS.

• In addition to the country lists, the study includes a Global Top 200 list. This list includes a ranking of the 100 best global hospitals, ranks 101-200 are sorted alphabetically.

For the 2021 rankings, a hospital survey was designed and sent out to hospitals. The purpose of this survey is to determine the status quo of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements (PROMs) implementation in hospitals which are represented in the ranking. PROMs will play a more significant part in future editions of the ranking.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.


1 - No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.
2 - 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 - This hospital participated in the Statista hospital survey and is using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).