Tokyo Arthritis Clinic

-Arthritis expert-


Dr. Fujio. A. Amamoto

JCR-board certified rheumatologist

院長 天本 藤緒


  • 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

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 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.

Appointments can be made 24 hours a day.


Monday-Saturday 10:00-13:00 14:30-17:00

Sunday Holidays:Closed

If you are using a smart phone, you can make a call.


If you would like to see a doctor by telemedicine, please send us an email once.

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 ( 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 Tokyo

  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.

  • Initial consultation fee:2,880yen
  • Return fee:730yen

The cost of one injection;

  • Humira 40MG Syringe:51,022yen
  • Adalimumab BS 40MG Syringe:27,884yen
  • Etanercept BS 25MG Syringe:6,678yen
  • Etanercept BS 50MG Syringe:12,722yen

The cost 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


  • Blood test costs:10,000-20,000yen
  • Chest X-ray costs(2R):2,870yen
  • X-ray examination (both hands): 3,360 yen
  • Echographic examination:3,500yen

A receipt in English can be issued. We are currently considering whether a detailed statement in English can be created.

If you come to the clinic,a letter of introduction from a doctor as well as a blood test results or an X-ray are recommended.