There are two different
phone numbers to dial in an emergency - 110 to call the police or 119
to report a fire or to call an ambulance. These emergency numbers can
be dialled from a public telephone without paying for the call by
pressing the red button that is located on the front of the phone.
If you need a doctor or first-aid, contact your hotel front desk or
ask someone around you. For hospital information, call (03) 5285-8181
in Tokyo. Japanese medical services and facilities enjoy a high
Hospitals with English Speaking Doctors
In general, hospital reception desks are open 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.,
Monday through Friday.
International Catholic Hospital (Seibo Byoin)
2-5-1 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161-8521
Tel: (03) 3951-1111
Japanese Red Cross Medical Center (Nihon Sekijujisha Iryo Center)
4-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8935
Tel: (03) 3400-1311
St. Luke's International Hospital (Seiroka Byoin)
9-1 Akashicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8560
Tel: (03) 3541-5151
Tokyo Adventist Hospital (Tokyo Eisei Byoin)
3-17-3 Amanuma, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0032
Tel: (03) 3392-6151
You will notice that there are police boxes very often located by main
street crossings in Japan, to keep an eye on people on the street and
assist them to find their way to their destination. Japan's crime rate
is very low compared to that of many other countries.
Lost and Found
If you left your bag or package in a railway station or other public
area, go to the stationmaster's office or the nearest police box and
ask for English-language assistance. If you left something in a taxi
then go to your hotel's reception desk. Taxi drivers often bring the
belongings back to your hotel.