English speaking doctors in Tokyo

The prospect of finding a doctor while overseas can be confusing and even frightening. This guide introduces several foreign-friendly clinics that provide a wide range of care, as well as English-language support. These doctors are sympathetic to the needs of foreign clientele and are are ready to help.

Ginza Yasue Clinic


GINZA YASUE CLINIC is located in Tokyo’s Ginza district and has been serving the needs of patients since 2012. Dr. Shintaro Yasue speaks fluent English and sees many foreign patients on a daily basis, especially for diabetes, cardiac disease and sleep apnea syndrome. The main consulting room has a dignified atmosphere so that their patients can feel relaxed like being at their friend’s house. At GYC your health records are shown on a 52-inch screen, and, with a state-of-the-art IT environment, they can present your examination results (X-ray, ultrasound, etc.) shortly after the tests.

Five reasons to choose Ginza Yasue Clinic

  • Medical care by a medical specialist

It is desirable to have medical care by a medical specialist in each field as the medical care is highly developed

 today. Becoming a medical specialist requires multiyear training at designated hospitals, high-quality

reports on training results and the passing of both oral and written tests. GYC provides medical care by a specialist of cardiac disease and diabetes.


  • Significance of a specialist in both cardiac disease and diabetes

Cardiac diseases such as heart attacks or angina rank the second-most-common cause of death among Japanese (The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 2010). Also, the diabetes population in Japan is 10.7 million, the sixth-highest in the world (International Diabetes Federation “Diabetes Atlas,” 5th edition, 2011). These figures show how much two diseases are threatening our health and the provision of the appropriate prevention or treatment is essential. Besides, diabetes is an extremely significant risk factor for cardiac diseases (arteriosclerosis). As such, these two diseases cannot be separately considered, and a double specialist in these two diseases is required. There are only 12 double specialists in Tokyo’s 23 wards, and they are the first clinic with a double specialist in the areas of Chuo Ward,Chiyoda Ward and Koto Ward as of Mar 2012.

  • Mental and behavioral support

Lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes cannot be cured just by explaining examination results and prescribing medicines. The key to the treatment is to respect each patient as ones with different lifestyles and values and lead them to control themselves. GYC offers careful mental support like evaluating the mental stage of each patient and having group discussions with a clinical psychotherapist.

  • Located in the medical complex GINZA Medical Center

There are internal medicine departments, orthopedics, psychosomatic medicine and a pharmacy in the GINZA Medical Center, and they have close partnership between departments. You can visit several clinics and get prescribed medicines on the same day.

  • Convenient location

Five minutes from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya lines;

Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, or Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Mita Line. The GINZA FIVE shopping center offers a direct, indoor connection from Ginza Station.

Doctor’s profile

Dr. Yasue completed Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 2006 and has his M.D. from Kyoto University, specializing in the study on the pathologic significance of Human adipose tissue dysfunction of metabolic syndrome.


  • Board-certified member of The Japanese Circulation Society
  • Board-certified member of the Japan Diabetes Society
  • Board-certified member of The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

Clinic information

Ginza Yasue Clinic

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30am-1:15pm, 3:15-7pm,

Tue, Sat: 9:30am-1:15pm

Ginza Medical Center 4F, 5-1-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061

Tel: 03-5537-3553



Five minutes from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya lines;

Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, or Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Mita Line. 

Get off GINZA FIVE Exit. Located right next to the building.

Convenient location from Chuo Ward (Ginza, Tsukiji, Harumi, Kachidoki), Minato Ward (Shinbashi, Toranomon, Azabu, Mita, Akasaka, Roppongi), Chiyoda Ward (Yurakucho, Hibiya, Kasumigaseki, Marunouchi, Otemachi), Koto Ward (Toyosu)

Yamashita Medical & Dental Clinics


Yamashita Clinics are conveniently located in Jiyugaoka (Meguro-ku) and Otsuka (Toshima-ku), both within easy access from stations. We provide medical and dental services. 

Our missions are as follows,

Ⅰ.Based on scientific and the newest medical information

Ⅱ.Using the best technology

Ⅲ. Providing warmest and the most compassionate medical care for patients. 

To achieve this, a variety of qualified doctors and highly educated nurses are engaged in daily medical practices. You can consult with them about any health problems and resolve any anxiety.

Our services:

All doctors are engaged in general internal medicine and are also involved in medical care in their own fields. Their majors are diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, gastroenterology, allergy, pediatrics and ENT (only in Otsuka).

Dr. Noriko Hara (Thursday afternoon in Jiyugaoka) is a chief doctor in Toho University Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Clinic, and she is familiar with the medical care of travelers and people from abroad.


  • Diabetes: Diabetes specialists provide tailor-made treatment for each patient including dietary and exercise consultations, oral medication, insulin or GLP-1 self-injection treatment and continuous glucose monitoring. In addition, as diabetes and periodontal disease are closely related, our dental division will support diabetes control.
  • Cardiology: Cardiovascular specialists treat diseases such as hypertension, arrhythmia, kidney disease, lipid disorder and gout, among others, to prevent coronary artery disease, aortic disease and heart failure. Echocardiography, electrocardiograms and X-rays can be performed at our clinic. Advanced tests such as coronary CT and cardiac MRI are also conducted at cooperating facilities. 
  • Respiratory Medicine: Respiratory specialists deal with asthma, COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis and lung cancer. You can also choose smoking cessation treatment or with the latest biologics.
  • Neurology: Headaches, migraines, paralysis, parkinsonism, dementia, cerebrovascular infarction, apoplexy and neuropathy are targets of neurology. Brain MRIs are conducted at cooperating facilities.
  • Gastroenterology: Abdominal ultrasound examinations will be performed by gastroenterology specialists on Saturday afternoons. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is scheduled in affiliated facilities through introductions from our clinics.
  • Immunotherapy/Allergies: Detecting allergens is the starting point for allergy treatment. You can choose 39 allergens by blood examination. To overcome allergy diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, pollen, atopic dermatitis, hives and metal allergies, we can choose immunotherapy and biopharmaceuticals, as well as select effective drugs from a wide variety of medicines. Immunotherapy includes subcutaneous (mites/cedar/trees/grass/weeds/animals) and sublingual (mites/cedar).
  • ENT: This covers hearing loss, vertigo or dizziness, olfactory taste disorder, sleep apnea, stuffy noses and sore throat. The Otsuka clinic’s otolaryngologists use microscopes, CTs and CO2 lasers in patient care. CO2 laser treatment of nasal mucosa prevents seasonal or year-round allergic rhinitis. Sleep apnea home testing can be scheduled and nasal CPAP or mouthpiece sprint treatment can be offered in cooperation with the dental division of our clinics.
  • Pediatrics: Dr. Oshima, who studied in Los Angeles, is in the Otsuka office on Monday and Friday mornings. You can consult on growth, nutrition, allergies and vaccination schedules. Infant checkups are also welcome.
  • Vaccinations & Health Checkups:

For children: Periodic health checkups and vaccinations will be scheduled for infants and children by our pediatricians. (Click here: List of available vaccines)  

For Adults: Our clinic provides vaccines for the flu, COVID-19, hepatitis (HAV/HBV), HPV, pneumococcus, shingles and meningitis. We conduct various social medical examinations, and medical certificates can also be issued. 

  • Telemedicine:

We actively utilize telemedicine. You can contact a medical doctor when you cannot go visit our clinics due to work, child care, nursing care, physical condition or infection. If there is a possibility of viral infection, we first conduct a remote medical consultation in order to minimize waiting time at our clinics. As the prescription will be sent to a pharmacy near you, you can pick up medicine without visiting our clinic.

Doctor’s profile 

【President: Iwao Yamashita, MD, Ph.D.】

Dr. Yamashita graduated from the University of Tokyo and its graduate school majoring in immunology. After training at the University of Tokyo Hospital Department of Surgery, he also conducted training in anesthesiology and head and neck surgery. He has been involved in Yamashita Medical & Dental Clinics since 1990 and assumed the post of president in 2008. He is in charge of general internal medicine, allergies, pediatrics, ENT and oral surgery.



List of English speaking doctors:
Otsuka (Internal Medicine/Pediatric/ENT)
Dr. Yamashita (Allergy)
Dr. Oshima (Pediatric)
Dr. Takeshita (ENT)
Dr. Narumoto (Respiratory)
Dr. Yamashita (Allergy)
Dr. Nomura (ENT)
Dr. Inaba (Respiratory)
Dr. Moriyama (Pediatric)
Dr. Komaki (Neurology)
Dr. Takahara (Gastroenterology)


Jiyugaoka (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Yamashita (Allergy)
Dr. Morikawa (Hematology)
Dr. Yamashita (Allergy)
Dr. Hara (General)
Dr. Nakamura (Cardiology)
Dr. Mikami (Gastroenterology)


Clinic Information

Yamashita medical clinic


Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-1pm, 3pm-7pm, Sat: 9:30am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Closed: Sunday and National Holiday
2-13-1 ba07 5F, Kitaotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004

Tel: 03-3910-6711/FAX: 03-3910-6322

email: ootsuka@hozankai.com


Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm, Tue: 9am-1pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, 3pm-6pm
Closed: Sunday and National Holiday

1-30-3-7F, Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035

TEL: 03-3724-3811/FAX: 03-3718-3811

email: jiyugaoka@hozankai.com