Hospitals, Clinics and Dentists with Interpretation Services

Hospitals where Medical Interpreters are Dispatched

Chinese, English, Korean medical interpreters are dispatched to the following hospitals. They interpret reception procedures, consultations of all departments, payment and explanation on medicines for you. The interpretation service is free of charge. Some hospitals require a reservation 5 days prior to your visit. Please make a reservation directly at the hospital.

Kyoto City Hospital

TEL:075-311-5311
Address: 1-2 Mibu HigashiTakada-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Nearest station: City bus stop “Kyoto Shiritsu Byoin-mae”

Languages Interpreters Available Reservation
Chinese Tue./ Fri. 9:00 - 11:00 Not necessary
English Fri. 9:00 - 11:00 Not necessary
Korean Tue./ Wed./ Fri. 9:00-11:00 Necessary


Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital

TEL:075-572-6331
Address: 28-1 Ishida Moriminami-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Nearest station: Kyoto City Subway Tozai-Line “Ishida Station”

Languages Interpreters Available Reservation
Chinese Tue./ Fri./ Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Not necessary
English Tue./ Fri./ Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary
Korean Tue./ Fri./Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary


Koseikai Takeda Hospita

TEL:075-361-1351
Address: 841-9 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji-dori east of Nishinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Nearest station: Kyoto City Subway Karasuma-Line “Kyoto Station”

Languages Interpreters Available Reservation
Chinese Tue./ Fri./ Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary
English Tue./ Fri./ Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary
Korean Tue./ Fri./ Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary


Kyoto Katsura Hospital

TEL:075-391-5811
Address: 17 Yamada Hirao-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
Nearest station: Hankyu Kyoto-Line“Katsura station”, 15 mins by free shuttle bus

Languages Interpreters Available Reservation
Chinese Tue./ Wed./ Fri. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary
English Tue./ Wed./ Fri. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary
Korean Tue./ Wed./ Fri. 9:00 - 12:00 Necessary

Hospitals and Dental Clinics with Foreign Language Speaking Doctors

Emergency Medical Treatment at Night, and on Weekends and Holidays

Kyoto City Emergency Medical Center

TEL:075-354-6021
Address: 1F Kyoto-fu Ishi Kaikan, 6 Nishinokyo HigashiToganoo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
*located on the south to the JR Nijo Station East rotary.
Directions: 2 mins walk from Nijo Station on Subway Tozai Line

Department Consultation Days Opening Hours
Pediatrics Weekdays 21:00 - 24:00
Saturdays 14:00 - 17:00/ 18:00 - 8:00 (next day)
Sundays and Holidays
Aug. 15, 16
Dec. 29 to Jan 3
10:00 - 17:00/ 18:00 - 24:00
Internal Medicine & Ophthalmology Saturdays 18:00 - 22:00
Sundays and Holidays
Aug. 15, 16
Dec. 29 to Jan 3
10:00 - 17:00/ 18:00 - 22:00
Otolaryngology Sundays and Holidays
Aug. 15, 16
Dec. 29 to Jan 3
10:00 - 17:00

  • *Pediatrics is for children under 15 and Internal Medicine is for people of 15 and over.
  • *If a Saturday falls either on a holiday or Obon (Aug.15-16), consultation is available at the opening hours as written for Sundays, Holidays, and Aug. 15-16. However, pediatrics consultation is available during 24:00 – 08:00 (next day), excluding on New Year Holidays.

Kyoto City Dental Chuo Clinic for Holidays and Emergencies

TEL:075-812-8493
Address: 1F Kyoto-fu Shikaishi Kai Koko Hoken Center,
1 Nishinokyo Toganoo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, In front of JR Nijo Station
Directions: 2 mins walk from Nijo Station on Subway Tozai Line

Department Consultation Days Opening Hours
Dentistry Sundays and Holidays
Aug. 15, 16 Dec. 29 to Jan 4
10:00 - 17:00