Traveling from Overseas

Update : 2016-01-27

Prepare Your Visit to Japan


After you make the reservation for your consultation, please make sure that you have valid passport and VISA (if you need) to travel to Japan.

If you are going to have surgery at The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, we recommend obtaining VISA which covers longer period than scheduled one in case of additional treatment after the operation. This is because you, as a passport holder, may have to visit Immigration Bureau to extend VISA in some case and it will be troublesome after you start treatment.

If you plan to visit Japan several times for your treatment, we recommend obtaining “VISA for Medical Stay”New Window.

For the detail of VISA application, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JapanNew Window, or ask at the Japanese embassy in your country.

On Your Arrival

Currency Exchange

The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR does not accept foreign currency or check at the payment. We do not provide currency exchange service as well. Since it is hard to find exchange counter near our hospital, we recommend exchanging currency when you arrive at the airport.

Please visit following links to check the place of exchange counter at the airport.

  • There are several exchange counters in Tokyo. Please ask the staff of International Patient Service Team (IPST) about where to exchange money near your accommodation.

Cell Phone Rental Service

Rental Cell Phone is available at the counter of the airport.

For the detail of the retail service, please have a look at following pages.

  • Please note that you may not be able to rent the cell phone without prior application depending on the availability.

Access The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR


To check how to get to The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, Please visit Access page.


If you plan to visit Japan with accompanying person, we recommend reserving the hotel which is close to our hospital for you and your accompanying person’s convenience.

To check the hotel list near The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, Please visit Facilities near the Hospital page.

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