In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, our procedures have been adapted.
We are now unable to accept patients returning from overseas and who have not self-quarantined themselves for more than 14 days after their return. This will include those who do not have any fever or cold like symptoms.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Japan National Tourism Organization has a visitor hotline at 050-3816-2787 that accepts inquiries about coronavirus in English, Chinese and Korean.
Japanese website URL : https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/kurashi/kenko-iryo/yobosesshu/kansensho/ncov-soudan.html#126A3
PCR testing for travelers
The Bluff Medical and Dental Clinic is offering PCR testing for travelers needing to produce an English certificate for travel. The fee is 35,000 yen and includes the PCR testing of nasopharyngeal swab or saliva and an English certificate of the result issued within 2 working days. There is no coverage of Japanese Health insurance for this service. We also offer a corona antibody test (IgM/IgG), only to asymptomatic patients.
Please bring your passport or a photo ID with you.
Please note that this service is ONLY for individuals who are in need of a COVID-19 free certification AND not for those infected. It is NOT for individuals suspected of carrying the virus, as we are not equipped to protect our other patients and staff (Including our doctors) if you are infected.
For interested participants, please make a reservation with the clinic PRIOR to visiting the Bluff Clinic.

We regret that the Bluff Clinic cannot provide treatment for COVID-19.

History and Mission

The Bluff Clinic traces its roots to a clinic established in 1863 at the Foreign Settlement in Yokohama. Following that several other hospitals/clinics were established but with the amalgamation of some of these facilities, the former Bluff Hospital was built on the Bluff at 82 Yamate-cho. Our present clinic now occupies this site and continues the mission of providing quality medical care meeting to our community ranging from the foreign residents as well as Japanese residents. A unique part of our mission is to provide our services in English as well as Japanese, recognising the need of many in our community for such bilingual services. Thus a comfortable and fully English speaking environment makes the Bluff Clinic many foreign residents’ ideal point of entry into the Japanese medical system. 

Bluff Clinic

Dr. Tsunehiro Akashi

doctor@bluffclinic.com   The Medical Director, graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. He completed a training program in Oncology/Hematology at the State University of New York and is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in the United States. He is also a Board Certified Internist of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Akashi is fluent in English, Japanese and Tagalog.

Medical Examination Items

  • General Practice
  • Physical Examination
  • Routine and Travel Immunization

Dr. Akashi in the press

Bluff Clinic

Dr.Midori Kubota

dental@bluffclinic.com  Dr. Kubota has a rich clinical experience treating patients of all ages from small children to seniors with simple to complicated problems at several dental clinics in various settings. Dr. Kubota always puts her best effort to communicate well with the patients to provide reassuring personalized dental treatment with care for their satisfaction.

Background Education

  • Graduated Nagasaki University Dental Department 1992

Clinical Experience

  • Staff Dentist at St. Paul Dental Clinic 1992
  • Staff Dentist at Tennocho Dental Clinic 2006
  • Staff Dentist at Kobuchi Dental Clinic 2009
  • Assistant Dental Director at Dental Clinic 2010
  • Branch Dental Director at Asahi Pool Mae Dental Clinic 2016
  • Dental Director at The Bluff Medical and Dental Clinic 2018 to present

Dental Treatment Items

  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

The Clinic is run by a foundation, The Bluff Clinic Foundation. The Foundation does not seek to make a return from the operations of the Clinic and sets its fees merely to ensure that the Clinic remains financially sound and is able to serve the community in Yokohama and in particular to continue our mission of providing a medical service in English.

Both Japanese National and Social Health Insurance are accepted. Invoices for foreign private patients are issued in English and we will also sign your foreign private insurance claim forms.

We take appointments to minimize waiting times. Use our online appointment service, or call us at 045-641-6961 to make your appointment.

Operating days and hours for Medical and Dental
We take appointments to minimize waiting times.
Use our online appointment service, or call us at 045-641-6961 to make your appointment.

Monday through Friday
(Lunch break 12:30 – 13:30)


Sunday, December 25, National Holidays

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