World's Best Hospitals 2023 - Japan

World's Best Hospitals 2023

These are challenging times for hospitals. COVID-19 put unprecedented stress on health systems, as have inflation and global financial uncertainty. In the U.S. and around the world, leading hospitals are dealing with rising costs, aging populations and a medical workforce exhausted from battling a global pandemic.

Among the hallmarks of great hospitals, however, are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency. The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club.

To recognize them, Newsweek and global data firm Statista are proud to introduce our fifth annual listing of the World's Best Hospitals 2023. This year, we have ranked over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries, including one that is new to our list, Taiwan. For the first time, we ranked all top 250 global hospitals. We have also listed the best hospitals by country; each country list also includes a listing of top specialty hospitals.

We have also made other changes. This year we have added an important new pillar to our scoring model: for the first time, hospitals were surveyed regarding their PROMs implementation status. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The World's Best Hospitals 2023 also includes new hospital quality metrics, most notably data from the Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators (INPQ) for Israel and the Danish Clinical Quality Program for Denmark. And we have added new accreditations for Thailand and Taiwan to the scoring model (For more details on the ranking criteria, see Methodology.)

The goal of this study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. We hope this will be useful to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, as well as to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers.

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RankPublication NameScoreCityFootnotePROMs
1The University of Tokyo Hospital89.60%Tokyo
2St. Luke's International Hospital88.05%Tokyo
3Kameda Medical Center80.32%Kamogawa
4Kyushu University Hospital80.02%Fukuoka
5Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine79.07%Tokyo
6Keio University Hospital79.06%TokyoX
7Kyoto University Hospital78.56%Kyoto
8Nagoya University Hospital78.27%Nagoya
9Kurashiki Central Hospital78.02%Kurashiki
10Toranomon Hospital77.97%Tokyo
11Juntendo University Hospital75.31%Tokyo
12Japanese Red Cross Medical Center74.45%Tokyo
13Osaka University Hospital74.36%Osaka
14Hokkaido University Hospital74.02%Hokkaido
15Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital73.98%Kobe
16The Jikei University Hospital73.34%Tokyo
17Kyorin University Hospital73.06%Mitaka
18Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital72.91%Yokohama
19Japanese Red Cross Musashino Hospital72.90%Musashino
20Okayama University Hospital72.89%Okayama
21Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical Hospital72.83%Tokyo
22Toranomon Hospital Kajigaya72.81%Kawasaki
23Okinawa Chubu Hospital72.75%Okinawa
24Teine Keijinkai Hospital72.57%Sapporo
25Kanazawa University Hospital72.53%Kanazawa
26Tokai University Tokyo Hospital72.49%Isehara
27Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital72.45%Hamamatsu
28Saitama Medical University International Medical Center72.42%Saitama
29Sapporo Medical University Hospital72.41%Sapporo
30Iizuka Hospital72.28%Iizuka
31Tokyo Medical Center72.25%Tokyo
32Fukuoka University Hospital72.01%Fukuoka
33Kobe University Hospital71.95%Kobe
34Kurume University Hospital71.94%Kurume
35Anjo-kosei Hospital71.92%Anjo
36Nippon Medical School Hospital71.79%Tokyo
37Akita University Hospital71.64%Akita
38Fujita Health University Hospital71.61%Toyoake
39Ōsaka Police Hospital71.59%Osaka
40Yokosuka Kyōsai Hospital71.57%Yokosuka
41NTT Medical Center Tokyo71.56%Tokyo
42Teikyo University Hospital71.55%Tokyo
43Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center71.54%Koshigaya
44University of Toyama University Hospital71.52%Toyama
45Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center71.51%Tokyo
46Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital71.50%Fukuoka
47National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center71.49%Kyoto
48Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital71.48%Tokyo
49Yokohama City University Hospital71.47%Yokohama
50Tohoku University Hospital71.46%Sendai
51National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center71.45%Fukuoka
52Chiba University Hospital71.44%Chiba
53Shinshu University Hospital71.43%Matsumoto
54Kitasato University Hospital71.42%Sagamihara
55Jichi Medical University Hospital71.41%Shimotsuke
56Hiroshima University Hospital71.40%Hiroshima
57Yokohama City University Medical Center71.39%Yokohama
58Osaka Metropolitan University Hospital71.36%Osaka
59Nara Medical University Hospital71.35%Kashihara
60Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital71.34%Hiroshima
61Nagasaki University Hospital71.32%Nagasaki
62Nihonkai General Hospital71.29%Sakata
63Gifu University Hospital71.27%Gifu
64St. Marianna University Hospital71.24%Kawasaki
65Shonan Kamakura General Hospital71.22%Kamakura
66Komaki City Hospital71.18%Komaki
67Saitama Medical University Medical Center71.16%Kawagoe
68Osaka City General Hospital71.14%Osaka
69Kumamoto University Hospital71.11%Kumamoto
70Tokyo Womens Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center71.08%Yachiyo
71Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center71.03%Amagasaki
72University Hospital Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine71.01%Kyoto
73Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital71.00%Takatsuki
74University of Tsukuba Hospital70.96%Tsukuba
75Nagoya Medical Center70.91%Nagoya
76Aizawa Hospital70.90%Matsumoto
77Osaka Red Cross Hospital70.85%Osaka
78Wakayama Medical University Hospital70.79%Wakayama
79Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital70.77%Nagoya
80Nagoya Second Red Cross Hospital70.76%Nagoya
81Nagoya City University Hospital70.69%Nagoya
82Yokohama Rosai Hospital70.62%Yokohama
83Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital70.45%Tokyo
84Osaka General Medical Center70.43%Osaka
85Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital70.40%Kyoto
86Tokyo Medical University Hospital70.39%Tokyo
87Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital70.19%Kumamoto
88Shimane University Hospital70.16%Izumo
89Asahi General Hospital70.14%Asahi
90Saitama Red Cross Hospital70.13%Saitama
91Funashabi Municipal Medical Center70.07%Funabashi
92Nihon University Itabashi Hospital70.05%Tokyo
93Ehime University Hospital70.02%Tōon
94Kawasaki Medical School Hospital70.01%Kurashiki
95Chiba-Nishi General Hospital69.99%Matsudo
96Osaka National Hospital69.98%Osaka
97Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital69.97%Yokohama
98Toyota Memorial Hospital69.96%Toyota
99Nippon Medical School Chibahokusoh Hospital69.95%Inzai
100Juntendo University Nerima Hospital69.93%Tokyo
101Fukuoka East Medical Center69.91%Fukuoka
102Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital69.90%Yokohama
103Tokushima University Hospital69.88%Tokushima
104Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital69.86%Niigata
105Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center69.83%Saitama
106Kansai Medical University Hospital69.81%Hirakata
107Tenri Yorozu Consultation Center Hospital69.80%Tenri
108University of Fukui Hospital69.78%Eiheiji
109Kitano Hospital69.77%Osaka
110Sumitomo Hospital69.75%OsakaX
111Mie University Hospital69.74%Tsu
112Kyoto Daini Red Cross Hospital69.72%Kyoto
113Kumamoto City Hospital69.70%Kumamoto
114Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital69.69%Tsuchiura
115Showa University Hospital69.68%Tokyo
116Kagawa University Hospital69.67%Takamatsu
117Japanese Red Cross Hospital in Nagano69.65%Nagano
118Aichi Medical University Hospital69.63%Nagakute
119Fujisawa City Hospital69.62%Fujisawa
120Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital69.61%UrayasuX
121Fujioka General Hospital69.59%Fujioka
122Tokyo Teishin Hospital69.58%Tokyo
123Tottori University Hospital69.57%Yonago
124Saga University Hospital69.56%Saga
125Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital69.55%Tokushima
126Suwa Central Hospital69.54%Chino
127Japanese Red Cross Society Himeji Hospital69.51%Himeji
128Shizuoka Prefectural General Hospital69.50%Shizuoka
129Toyohashi Municipal Hospital69.49%Toyohashi
130Saitama Medical University Hospital69.48%Saitama
131Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital69.47%Toyama
132Kokura Memorial Hospital69.46%Kitakyushu
133Kumamoto Medical Center69.44%Kumamoto
134Japanese Red Cross Asahikawa Hospital69.43%Asahikawa
135Ichinomiya Municipal Hospital69.42%Ichinomiya
136Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology69.41%Tokyo
137Hyōgo College of Medicine Hospital69.39%Nishinomiya
138Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital69.34%Kanazawa
139Kindai University Hospital69.33%Osaka
140Dokkyo Medical University Hospital69.30%Mibu
141Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital69.28%Hiroshima
142Sapporo City General Hospital69.27%Sapporo
143Akita Kousei Medical Center69.25%Akita
144Hiroshima City Hospital69.24%Hiroshima
145Hamamatsu University Hospital69.23%Hamamatsu
146Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital69.22%Ishinomaki
147Ichinomiyanishi Hospital69.20%Ichinomiya
148Akita Red Cross Hospital69.19%Akita
149Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital69.18%Izumo
150Oita University Hospital69.17%Yufu
151Yamagata University Hospital69.16%Yamagata
152Nagoya City East Medical Center69.15%Nagoya
153Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital69.12%Yamagata
154Saga-Ken Medical Centre Koseikan69.09%Saga
155Hamamatsu Medical Center69.07%Hamamatsu
156Asahikawa Medical University Hospital68.98%Asahikawa
157Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital68.95%Aomori
158Fukaya Red Cross Hospital68.93%Fukaya
159Kyushu Central Hospital68.92%Fukuoka
160Rinkū General Medical Center68.88%Izumisano
161Matsue Red Cross Hospital68.86%Matsue
162Japanese Red Cross Ise Hospital68.84%Ise
163The Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital68.83%Kashiwa
164Kagoshima University Hospital68.82%Kagoshima
165Fukushima Medical University Hospital68.81%Fukushima
166Japanese Red Cross Maebashi Hospital68.76%Maebashi
167Kawasaki Municipal Hospital68.74%Kawasaki
168Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital68.73%Takamatsu
169Isesaki Municipal Hospital68.72%Isesaki
170Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital68.71%Tokyo
171Nagoya Ekisaikai Hospital68.70%Nagoya
172University of Yamanashi Hospital68.69%Chuo, Yamanashi
173Fukui Prefectural Hospital68.68%Fukui
174Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital68.66%Tajimi
175Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital68.65%Yokohama
176Kiryu Kosei General Hospital68.64%Kiryu
177Edogawa Hospital68.63%Tokyo
178National Defense Medical College Hospital68.60%Tokorozawa
179Sakai City Medical Center68.54%Sakai
180Fujieda Municipal General Hospital68.53%Fujieda
181Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital68.52%Takamatsu
182Ota Memorial Hospital68.49%Ota
183Saitama City Hospital68.48%Saitama
184Kishiwada City Hospital68.46%Kishiwada
185Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital68.45%Tottori
186Iwate Medical University Hospital68.44%Yahaba
187Matsudo City General Hospital68.43%Matsudo
188Matsunami General Hospital68.41%Kasamatsu
189Hakodate Municipal Hospital68.38%Hakodate
190Keisukekei Sapparo Hospital68.25%Sapporo
191Niigata City General Hospital68.24%Niigata
192Jikei University 3rd Hospital68.17%Komae
193Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center68.16%Hachioji
194Shinkuki General Hospital68.13%Kuki
195Fukushima Rōsai Hospital68.06%Iwaki
196Sendai City Hospital68.05%Sendai
197Gifu Prefectural General Medical Center68.00%Gifu
specializedHyogo Prefectural Kobe Childrens Hospital - PediatricsKobe
specializedNational Cancer Center Hospital - OncologyTokyo
specializedNational Cancer Center Hospital East - OncologyTokyo


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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 idea behind the global board of medical experts is to create an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. The global board of medical experts is therefore tasked with providing guidance and input for the continuous development and future expansions of the methodology. This includes input regarding new data sources, future methodological considerations, as well as the ongoing development of the PROMs implementation survey. The members of the global board of medical experts were carefully chosen based on their national and international expertise and decade-long experience in their respective medical fields as well as their scientific output.


The World's Best Hospitals 2023 ranking lists the best hospitals in 28 countries: U.S., Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Colombia and Taiwan. The countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, such as standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

A global board of renowned medical experts supports the continuous development of the methodology. Thus, the lists are based on four data sources:

1- Over 80,0000 medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals) in 28 countries were invited to participate in the online survey. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other countries. Recommendations for own employer/ hospital were not allowed.
2- Results from patient experience surveys. Publicly available data from existing patient surveys was used to analyze patient experience. Patient surveys are typically conducted by insurance companies among patients after hospitalization. Examples of survey topics include: general satisfaction with hospital, recommendation of hospital and satisfaction with medical care.
3- Hospital quality metrics e.g., data on quality of treatment and hygiene measures. Quality metrics from a variety of public sources were collected for most countries. Quality metrics differ between the countries. Examples of included data are data on quality of care for specific treatments, data on hygiene measures and patient safety and data on number of patients per doctors and per nurse.
4- PROMs implementation survey: For the first time, a PROMs implementation score has been included in the scoring model of the World's Best Hospitals project. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. In fall/winter of 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.

Scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the four categories and weighted: Peer recommendation (49% national, 5% international): patient experience (14.5%), hospital quality metrics (29%), PROMs implementation (2.5%).

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 (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).
The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded with 420, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, more than 2,300 hospitals were ranked for this fifth edition of the ranking.
The online edition of this study includes a global top 250 list. The global top hospitals were determined by the number of international recommendations received in the survey and their national rank. The global list does not include specialized hospitals.

The rankings are comprised exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described in this document. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period 01/01/2022-31/12/2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated to the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

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.
X - Hospitals filled out the PROMs implementation survey
- The focus of World's Best Hospitals is to award general hospitals. Specialized hospitals which have been recommended, are featured on the country lists without a rank.
- For the global ranking, please note that the PROMs score was taken into account for the national rank.