Japan has high standards of hygiene, few endemic diseases and medical care is reasonably priced. The quality of care in Kyoto is generally very good at the main hospitals.

It's a good idea to bring any medications you might need as pharmacies in Japan don't stock foreign medications.

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Before You Go

Health Insurance

You'll need to pay for medical services in Kyoto and claim a reimbursement from your insurer once you arrive home.

Recommended Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required for travel to Japan.

In Kyoto

Tap Water

Tap water is safe to drink.

Medical Services

Kyoto University Hospital is the best hospital in Kyoto. There is an information counter near the entrance on the ground floor that can point you in the right direction.

Kyoto Prefectural University Hospital can try to provide English-speaking staff to assist you and has English-speaking doctors.