Hospital Name:

洛和会音羽病院 (Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital)


〒607-8062 京都府京都市山科区音羽珍事町2
2 Chinji-cho, Otowa, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 607-8062


Review of Rakwakai Otowa Hospital

Plastic Surgery (Rating: 3.0/5)

Age and Gender: 30s, Female

Content: The hospital provides a sense of security being a general hospital, and the transition between different departments is smooth. However, the waiting time is long.


Very Kind (Rating: 5.0/5)

Age and Gender: 30s, Female

Content: Received care during pregnancy and childbirth, and the staff, including doctors and nurses, were very supportive.


A Reliable Hospital (Rating: 4.5/5)

Age and Gender: 40s, Female

Content: Visited for wisdom tooth extraction, expecting long waiting times at a large hospital, but the process was smooth.


Visited the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department (Rating: 4.0/5)

Age and Gender: 20s, Female

Content: Went for pregnancy check-ups. Although it operates on an appointment system, there were still waiting times, sometimes exceeding an hour.


Famous and Kind Doctor (Rating: 4.5/5)

Age and Gender: 40s, Male

Content: Visited the proctology department and was relieved to find out there was no serious illness. The doctor provided a thorough explanation.


Obstetrics and Gynecology Department (Rating: 3.0/5)

Age and Gender: 30s, Female

Content: Visited to get birth control pills after childbirth. As it is a general hospital, waiting times are long, but it is possible to leave and come back.


Emergency Outpatient (Rating: 4.0/5)

Age and Gender: Not specified

Content: Used the emergency services for a child’s sudden vomiting. The waiting time was short, and the staff responded quickly.


Used Emergency Transport (Rating: 4.0/5)

Age and Gender: Under 1, Male

Content: Brought in for a food allergy. The nurses were attentive and provided reassurance.


Initial Diagnosis during Emergency Transport (Rating: 1.0/5)

Age and Gender: 1-3 years old, Female

Content: Despite having consciousness disturbances, there was a lack of proper diagnosis and response.


Elderly-Friendly Hospital (Rating: 5.0/5)

Age and Gender: 80s, Female

Content: An 84-year-old mother was hospitalized for gallstones. The doctor’s explanation was clear, providing reassurance to the family.



Overall Review

This general hospital houses various departments, and the reviews are generally positive, especially regarding the staff’s supportive nature. However, long waiting times, typical of large hospitals, are a negative aspect mentioned in the reviews. Additionally, there seems to be room for improvement in emergency response. Overall, the hospital appears to be trustworthy, but attention should be paid to waiting times and emergency responses.



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Operating Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:20 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Weekends & Holidays: Emergency services available 24 hours



Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital (Japanese)


Medical Departments and Languages:

All the following departments support English:

  • Emergency
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Dentistry



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From Kyoto:

  • Depart from Municipal Subway (Tozai Line) “Karasuma Oike Station” heading towards Biwako Hamaotsu → Arrive at Keihan “Shinomiya Station” (Approx. 15 mins)
  • Depart from JR (Tokaido Main Line/Lakeside Line) “Kyoto Station” → Arrive at JR “Yamashina Station” (Approx. 5 mins)

From Otsu and Lakeside Line areas:

  • Depart from Keihan (Keishin Line) “Biwako Hamaotsu Station” → Arrive at Keihan “Shinomiya Station” (Approx. 11 mins)
  • Depart from JR (Tokaido Main Line) “Otsu Station” → Arrive at JR “Yamashina Station” (Approx. 4 mins)
  • Depart from JR (Lakeside Line) “Katata Station” → Arrive at JR “Yamashina Station” (Approx. 14 mins)