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Where to get a Covid-19 PCR test in Tokyo – from ¥1,900

These medical centres in Tokyo (and Osaka) offer affordable testing; some even issue certificates for international travel

By Kaila Imada
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With rules and regulations for travel frequently changing due to Covid-19, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest information. If you are travelling, it’s important to know what you'll need for safely leaving the country. 

When departing from Japan, certain airlines and destinations may require proof of a negative Covid-19 test result from up to 72 hours before you boarded the flight or before you entered the country (or region). Be sure to check with the appropriate airline or embassy to confirm if a negative test result certificate is required for your trip.

To make your journey smoother, here’s a list of hospitals and clinics in Tokyo and Osaka that are able to administer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and the required certificates for travelling. 

Note that these venues will only test people with no symptoms of coronavirus. Asymptomatic testing is not covered by Japan’s National Health Insurance, meaning you'll have to pay the full cost of the test, and prices vary widely. Plus, clinics and testing centres generally require a prior appointment, so book in advance if you can.

If you’re feeling unwell, contact the Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (0120 296 004) or visit the JNTO website for multilingual support.

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Tokyo

SmartAmp Station PCR test clinic

Health and beauty Complementary medicine Kyobashi

Hulic Kyobashi Bldg 7F, 2-7-12 Yaesu, Chuo. Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm, closed Sat & Sun.

Reservations can be made online in advance (in Japanese only). PCR test ¥1,980 and certificate ¥5,500. For more information, visit here.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Test Centre Akihabara

Akihabara Nomura Bldg, 1-14-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda. 8am-5.30pm daily.

Reservations can be made online in advance (in Japanese only). PCR test ¥2,300, additional cost for certificate TBD. For more information, visit here.

Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Test Centre Shibuya

Ichihashi Bldg, 2-8-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya. 8am-5.30pm daily.

Reservations can be made online in advance (in Japanese only). PCR test ¥2,300, additional cost for certificate TBD. For more information, visit here.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Test Centre Shinjuku

1-24-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku. 8am-8pm, Sat, Sun & hols 8am-5.30pm.

Reservations can be made online in advance (in Japanese only). PCR test ¥2,300, additional cost for certificate TBD. For more information, visit here.

Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Test Centre Ikebukuro

Shinto Bldg 2, 1-16-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima. 8am-5.30pm daily.

Reservations can be made online in advance (in Japanese only). PCR test ¥2,300, additional cost for certificate TBD. For more information, visit here.

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T Care Clinic Hamamatsucho

2-13-9 Hamamatsucho, Minato. 9am-7pm daily.

Reservations can be made online in English. General PCR test and certificate from ¥22,000.

Ebisu Clinic

2F, 4-1-18 Ebisu, Shibuya. 9am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, Sat 9am-12noon, closed Sun.

Inquiries can be made online (Japanese only) and bookings are not required. PCR test ¥33,000, English-language certificate ¥5,000.

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Heiwa Memorial Clinic

2-11-5, Heirano, Koto. 9am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-6.30pm (until 5pm on Sat), closed Thu, Sun & hols.

Appointments can be made via email at info@heiwa-med.com. PCR test and certificate ¥36,300. For more information visit here.

St. Luke's International Hospital

9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo. Testing dates: Mon, Tue & Fri 2.15pm-3.30pm.

Appointments can be booked over the phone at 03 5550 7120. PCR test for ¥27,042 and certificate and test results report ¥5,958 per copy. For more information, visit here.

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Sanno Hospital

8-10-16 Akasaka, Minato. Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9am-9.30am, except hols.

Appointments can be booked over the phone at 03 3402 3151. LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test for ¥29,700 and certificate ¥3,300. For more information, visit here.

Narita International Airport

Narita Airport PCR centre

Two 24-hour locations: Terminal 1, Central Building, 3F and Terminal 2, 1F. 

Advance appointments are not necessary, but you can book in advance. For more details in English, visit here. PCR test and certificate ¥30,000.

Haneda Airport

Osaka

Umeda Travel Clinic

Umeda Square Bld. 11F, 1-12-17 Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka. Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 9am-11am, except hols.

Appointments can be booked over the phone at 06 6344 6701. PCR test and certificate ¥44,000. For more information, visit here.

Taiyujicho Taniguchi Clinic

Stellamate Bldg 4F, 4-20 Taiyuji-cho, Kita, Osaka. 11am-1pm (appointment only), 4.30pm-8pm (until 7pm on Sat), closed Thu, Sun & hols.

Appointments can be booked via email at info@stellamate-clinic.org or over the phone at 06 6364 4177. PCR test and certificate ¥35,000. For more information, visit here.

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