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Fujio. A. Amamoto

Dr.Fujio Alex Amamoto


  • JCR-board certified rheumatologist


  • 1987 Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine
  • 1988 Resident of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo
  • 1993 The University of Tokyo Orthopedic Surgery Faculty
  • 1998 National Center for Global Health and Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2000 University of Tokyo Hospital Orthopedic Assistant Researcher in the field of Rheumatology and artificial joints
  • 2002 Virginia, USA Advanced Orthopedic Center / Henrico county hospital surgical fellow
  • 2003 Kanto Rosai Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Chief
  • 2006.12 Tokyo Arthritis Clinic /Physician in Chief

Our Services

Target Diseases

Kanagawa Arthritis Clinic is a new rheumatology clinic that opened in Shin-Yokohama. The concept of rheumatoid arthritis treatment is the same as Tokyo Arthritis Clinic.

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  2. Anti-CCP antibody Prevention of rheumatism

Overview regarding the current state of Rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Japan

It can be daunting to come to a foreign country where you don't understand the language and attempt to treat your illness.

This is especially true in the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis,as it worsens without regular proper treatment. Concerning Japanese hospitals,the wait time can be very long, and unfortunately, the family doctor system is inefficient.It can also be a challenge deciding which hospital to select when choosing a doctor.

As specialists in the treatment of both Rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis, we provide evidence-based, cutting-edge, compassionate treatment.


Appointments can be made 24 hours a day.

Appointments are required for first-time patients.

Priority is given to patients who book an appointment in advance.

To make a reservation, please click on the "WEB Appointment" tab.

You can schedule an appointment for the first visit in any empty slot. If you know someone who speaks Japanese it might be easier to ask them to help.

Canceling an appointment is simple.

On the Web

You can make an appointment online 24 hours a day.

WEB Appointment

Online medical services

We would like to explain about online medical services.

Our clinic uses the online medical application [CLINICS], but it can only be used in Japan.

If you are accessing from overseas, we cannot be responsible for guaranteeing the safety of the network.

If you are in Japan, please visit the URL (https://clinics-app.com/clinic/64269e7992554f0031bd8785/exclusive_reservation?method=online) and select "for foreign patients (online) and specify Amamoto to make an appointment.

How to make an appointment online

  1. Registration

    Register as a new user on the app.

    You will need to register your credit card and insurance card.

    CLINICS Kanagawa

  2. Make an appointment

    Make an appointment on the main clinic detail screen in the app.

  3. Select the appointment date and time.
  4. Doctor's consultation

    Wait for the doctor when the appointment date approaches.

    When you receive a call notification, you can start the online consultation from the notification.

    【Web users】Please log in and wait, then click "See a doctor" and wait.

  5. Delivery of Medication or Prescription

    Basically, we will ship your prescription in the hospital, but please consult with us if you wish to pick it up at the pharmacy.

Supplementation:Please note that the CLINICS application itself is not available in foreign languages, so all explanations in the application are in Japanese.

For foreign patients who do not have Japanese public insurance

Rough estimates of medical expenses for patients who do not have Japanese public insurance.

Please note that the amount may vary depending on the examination items and prescription contents.

Consultation fee + examination fee

  • Initial consultation fee: 2,880 yen
  • X-ray examination (both hands): 3,360 yen
  • Joint echo examination: 3,500 yen
  • Blood test (including CCP, ANA check, and other fees): 10,000-20,000 yen

Prescription of medicine

  • Cost related to prescribing and dispensing + sub-medication related to rheumatoid arthritis treatment: 1,110 yen

    (FOLIAMIN TABLETS+BACTRAMIN Combination Tablets+Alfacalcidol Capsules)

  • In case of MTX 10mg/w x 4w (including secondary drugs for rheumatism treatment): 3,048 yen
  • In case of Etanercept BS (25mg/w) x 4w: 26,712 yen


A 1-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama Station

Conveniently located

The clinic is conveniently located just a 1-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama Station. Shin-Yokohama Station is a major transportation hub that provides access to various train lines, including the Tokaido Shinkansen, JR Yokohama Line, Sotetsu and Tokyu Shin-Yokohama Line, as well as the municipal subway Blue Line.

Google Map

To use the Tokaido Shinkansen or JR Yokohama Line, follow these directions:


From the ticket gates of the Tokaido Shinkansen or the North Exit ticket gates of JR Shin-Yokohama Station, head towards the pedestrian bridge. (Note: The specific location of the ticket gates may vary, so it's advisable to follow the signage or ask station staff for directions.) Once you reach the pedestrian bridge, you can proceed to the desired platform or follow any further instructions based on your specific destination.


Once you exit the entrance, proceed straight ahead by either taking the escalator or stairs to go upstairs.


Once you exit and proceed straight ahead, continue in the direction indicated by the arrow on the signboard for Yokohama Arena, and turn right.


Once you have reached the circular pedestrian bridge, continue forward and then turn left.


At the first staircase or elevator of the circular pedestrian bridge, proceed to descend to the sidewalk. On your right-hand side, you will have a clear view of the building where the clinic is located.


The Kanagawa Arthritis Clinic is located on the 7th floor of the "Shin-Yokohama Chitose-Kanko 2nd Building," which is the building just before the staircase you descend.

To use the municipal subway Blue Line or the Sotetsu/Tokyu Shin-Yokohama Line, follow these directions:

Please use Exit No. 9 of the underground passageway at Shin-Yokohama Station.

From the ticket gates of the subway or Sotetsu/Tokyu Shin-Yokohama Line at Shin-Yokohama Station, head towards the exit. Once you exit, follow the signs or directions to the nearest exit leading to the street level. Upon reaching the street level, you will need to determine your specific location and orient yourself towards the Shin-Yokohama Chitose-Kanko 2nd Building. Use a map, navigation app, or ask for directions to locate the building. The Kanagawa Rheumatology Clinic is situated on the 7th floor of the Shin-Yokohama Chitose-Kanko 2nd Building. Please note that the specific exit and pathway may vary depending on the station layout, so it's advisable to refer to signage, station staff, or use navigation tools for accurate directions.


The closest ticket gates to Exit 9 are the subway Central Gate and the South Gate A and North Gate of the Sotetsu and Tokyu Shin-Yokohama Lines.Exit 9 is across the street from the donut store.。


This is where we are on the ground level. Please note that the area is under construction. Go to the right along the sidewalk.



The building can be seen next to the station building; Tokyu Livable on the first floor is the landmark. You can also see the sign "Kanagawa Rheumatism" of the main hospital.


The name of the building is Shin-Yokohama Chitose Kanko No. 2 Building.


The clinic is on the 7th floor.




Reception time/ 10:00 - 13:00 14:30 - 17:00

Consultation hours MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
10:00〜13:00 Closed
14:30〜17:00 Closed
Kanagawa Arthritis Clinic
The address
7th Floor, Shin-Yokohama Chitose-Kanko Building, 2-4-17 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Fujio. A. Amamoto
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