100 Best Medical schools in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Medicine. A graph of 19.2M citations received by 872K academic papers made by 360 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Medicine

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  2. For Medicine

    Osaka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    23,316
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1931
  3. For Medicine

    Kyoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    22,629
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1897
  4. For Medicine

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  5. For Medicine

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  6. For Medicine

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  7. For Medicine

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  8. For Medicine

    Keio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,500
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1858
  9. For Medicine

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  10. For Medicine

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  11. For Medicine

    Chiba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    13,983
    Founded
    1949
  12. For Medicine

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  13. For Medicine

    Kanazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    10,432
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1949
  14. For Medicine

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  15. For Medicine

    University of Tsukuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    16,525
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1973
  16. For Medicine

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  17. For Medicine

    Juntendo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,802
    Founded
    1836
  18. For Medicine

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Medicine

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  20. For Medicine

    Nihon University logo
    Enrollment
    77,651
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1889
  21. For Medicine

    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,223
    Founded
    1872
  22. For Medicine

    Kurume University logo
    Founded
    1928
  23. For Medicine

    Osaka City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1928
  24. For Medicine

    Nippon Medical School logo
    Founded
    1904
  25. For Medicine

    Gunma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,556
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  26. For Medicine

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  27. For Medicine

    Showa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    1928
  28. For Medicine

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  29. For Medicine

    Kitasato University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    8,576
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    1962
  30. For Medicine

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  31. For Medicine

    Kagoshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    10,661
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  32. For Medicine

    Yokohama City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1928
  33. For Medicine

    Gifu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    7,323
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1949
  34. For Medicine

    Sapporo Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1950
  35. For Medicine

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  36. For Medicine

    Jikei University School of Medicine logo
    Founded
    1881
  37. For Medicine

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  38. For Medicine

    Mie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    8,455
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  39. For Medicine

    Teikyo University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  40. For Medicine

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  41. For Medicine

    Nara Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Founded
    1945
  42. For Medicine

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  43. For Medicine

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  44. For Medicine

    Tokyo Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1916
  45. For Medicine

    Jichi Medical University logo
    Founded
    1972
  46. For Medicine

    Founded
    1972
  47. For Medicine

    Hamamatsu University School of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    934
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    1974
  48. For Medicine

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  49. For Medicine

    Hyogo College of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Founded
    1971
  50. For Medicine

    Kansai Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    782
    Founded
    1928
  51. For Medicine

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  52. For Medicine

    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,107
    Founded
    1974
  53. For Medicine

    Akita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    5,157
    Founded
    1949
  54. For Medicine

    Fujita Health University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    3,065
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1964
  55. For Medicine

    Iwate Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Founded
    1928
  56. For Medicine

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  57. For Medicine

    Enrollment
    1,195
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1927
  58. For Medicine

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  59. For Medicine

    Fukushima Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,095
    Founded
    1952
  60. For Medicine

    Wakayama Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1945
  61. For Medicine

    Kyorin University logo
    Enrollment
    4,820
    Founded
    1966
  62. For Medicine

    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    1978
  63. For Medicine

    Health Science University logo
    Founded
    2003
  64. For Medicine

    University of Toyama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1975
  65. For Medicine

    Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,357
    Founded
    1881
  66. For Medicine

    Tokyo Dental College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Founded
    1890
  67. For Medicine

    University of the Ryukyus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1950
  68. For Medicine

    Kanazawa Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    913
    Founded
    1972
  69. For Medicine

    University of Yamanashi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  70. For Medicine

    Aichi Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,239
    Founded
    1971
  71. For Medicine

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  72. For Medicine

    Oita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,781
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  73. For Medicine

    Dokkyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    8,675
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1964
  74. For Medicine

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  75. For Medicine

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  76. For Medicine

    Dokkyo Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1972
  77. For Medicine

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  78. For Medicine

    Kochi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  79. For Medicine

    University of Miyazaki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  80. For Medicine

    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    2,301
    Male:Female
    34:66
    Founded
    1884
  81. For Medicine

    University of Shizuoka logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1987
  82. For Medicine

    University of Fukui logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    5,167
    Founded
    1949
  83. For Medicine

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  84. For Medicine

    Aichi Gakuin University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1953
  85. For Medicine

    Tokyo University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1881
  86. For Medicine

    Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1941
  87. For Medicine

    Asahikawa Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,132
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1973
  88. For Medicine

    Osaka Prefecture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,051
    Founded
    1949
  89. For Medicine

    International University of Health and Welfare logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    6,130
    Founded
    1995
  90. For Medicine

    Hoshi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,640
    Founded
    1911
  91. For Medicine

    Gifu Pharmaceutical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Founded
    1932
  92. For Medicine

    Tokyo Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    10,313
    Founded
    2005
  93. For Medicine

    Founded
    1924
  94. For Medicine

    Nippon Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1907
  95. For Medicine

    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1914
  96. For Medicine

    Osaka Dental University logo
    Founded
    1911
  97. For Medicine

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  98. For Medicine

    Health Sciences University of Hokkaido logo
    Enrollment
    3,302
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1974
  99. For Medicine

    Asahi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Enrollment
    2,486
    Male:Female
    75:25
    Founded
    1972

The best cities to study Medicine in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Suita, Kyoto, and Fukuoka.