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Hospital overview

The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama
Location 2-5-1 Nakai-Cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0804 Japan
For traffic access, Click here
contact details Tel: +81-86-225-7111 ( In Japanese Only )
Date of Establishment April 1, 1932
The number of beds 297 ( 23 beds in ICU )
Departments Cardiovascular Surgery / Cardiology Internal Medicine /
Diabetes Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology Internal Medicine /
Gastroenterological Surgery / Artificial dialysis Internal medicine /
ophthalmology / plastic surgery / surgery / internal medicine /
radiology department / anesthesia / Department of Rehabilitation

Messages from Dr Takashi Sakakibara ; president & director

Dr Takashi Sakakibara ; president & director

The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama is one of the most prestigious cardiovascular institutes in Japan, and was established in 1932 by Dr Toru Sakakibara. He successfully performed a life-saving operation for stab wound of the heart with the use of gauze-wrapping technique for the first time in this country on December 16, 1936.
In September 2012, Sakakibara Cardiovascular Hospital was newly relocated and opened to offer highly qualified and advanced medical services far beyond 21st century’s medical levels. We believe that our main mission is to keep fulfilling important roles as a top-class hospital in the field of cardiovascular disorders in Japan.

Research Achievements

PubMed is an open database founded by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, hosting searchable medical articles published in over 80 countries. Articles by the Sakakibara Heart institute of Okayama can be found on PubMed.


Surrounding environment

Sakakibara Cardiovascular Hospital is located in Okayama City with a total population of 710,000, which is one of the 20 designated cities in Japan. Okayama city is characterized by mild climate with few natural disasters.

  • Korakuen (one of the three great Japanese gardens) & Okayama castle
    (Photos provided by: Okayama Prefecture)
  • Landscapes from hospital room

Traffic access


  • Shanghai Airport → Okayama Airport : 3hours
  • Okayama Airport → Sakakibara Cardiovascular Hospital : 40 minutes by car

JR (Shinkansen)

  • Shin-Osaka Station → Okayama Station : 50minutes
  • Tokyo Station → Okayama Station : 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Okayama Station → Sakakibara Cardiovascular Hospital: : 7 minutes by car


  • Shanghai Airport → Fukuoka Airport : 1 hours 45 minutes by Airplane
  • Fukuoka Airport → Hakata Station : 20 minutes by City bus
  • Hakata Station → Okayama Station : 1 hours 40 minutes by JR Sinkansen
  • Okayama Station → Sakakibara Cardiovascular Hospital: 7 minutes by car