Health care

HEALTH CARE

Practical Info-Health Care

  • DRINKING WATER

    Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan. Mineral water including major imported brands can be easily obtained from super markets, convenience stores and other similar places.
  • HOSPITALS

    Medical systems and facilities in Japan are well established so that you can expect to receive a high standard medical treatment, should you have a problem with your health during your stay.
  • INOCULATIONS

    There are no inoculations required for entering Japan from anywhere around the world.
  • MEDICATION

    You can bring any prescription medicine into Japan without any special procedures on the condition that: (1)  you bring it only for your own use
    (2)  it is not a prohibited drug such as methamphetamines
    (3)  it is not an illegal narcotic
    (4)  it is only a one month supply

    To bring more than a one month supply of prescription medication with you to Japan, you will need to acquire a form know as a "Yakkan Shoumei". The procedure for acquiring this form can take a couple of weeks, so please do take care to do this well in advance of your trip. Full details concerning this form can be found here: www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/health-medical/pharmaceuticals/dl/qa1.pdf.

    Contact lenses can be brought to Japan, but in no more than a two month supply.

    Cosmetic items can be brought to Japan, but there is a limit of 24 per one type of item e.g. 24 lipsticks (regardless of brand, colour).

    Further details can be found on this website: www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/health-medical/pharmaceuticals/01.html.

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