A Map of Roppongi For Emergencies
NATURAL DISASTERS

A Map of Roppongi For Emergencies

Tokyo 2015.12.23

Tourists can run into trouble during their travels in Japan. We list some facilities in Roppongi that can aid you in times of need.

Translated byCollin Radford

University student living near Hachioji. Busy with a lot of nothing, but busy nonetheless. Such is life in Japan.

Written by MATCHA

Being prepared is imperative to a good traveling experience. The possibility of sudden illness or injury, lost items and natural disasters is always present.
However, it can be difficult to locate police stations and hospitals when you are traveling, particularly in places where you have never been before. This time around, we have gathered information on public washrooms, police boxes, hospitals, and evacuation sites in the Roppongi area.
Details on each facility are located at the end of the article.

Nearby Public Restrooms

The area around the Roppongi station has several public restrooms, and among them are some Western-style toilets that are especially accessible to those with children or in a wheelchair.

The Kuwata Memorial Childrens' Amusement Park

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Located 7 minutes from the Roppongi Station on the Oedo Line, this park has great facilities, including toilets designed for children.

Hinokicho Park Public Washrooms

Just 5 minutes from the Roppongi Station of the Oedo Line, it is located to the East of Tokyo midtown.

Evacuation Areas for Natural Disasters

It is recommended that you take cover at the designated evacuation areas when natural disasters, such as earthquakes, strike while you are in Japan.
However, there are times when it is safer to abide by the instructions of the store staff or the locals in the area. Remain calm, check your surroundings, and then head to the nearest evacuation site.

Evacuation Districts

The area encompassing Roppongi Hills, Keyakizaka and TV Asahi is designated by the city as a section where the buildings are especially resistant to fire and earthquakes, making them comparatively more secure than the surrounding evacuation sites. If you are already in the area, there is no need for evacuation. Just stay where you are and pay careful attention to your surroundings.

The Aoyama Cemetery Area

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Address: Tokyo Minami-Aoyama 2-32-2(Aoyama Park)
If you find yourself to the north of Roppongi-dori, the Aoyama Cemetary is the nearest evacuation site. When evacuating from Roppongi, head to Aoyama Park, which also serves as a water supply station.

Emergency Response/Foreign Language Hospitals

Although a little far from the Roppongi Station, we will introduce some hospitals capable of dealing with emergency patients and clinics offering services in multiple languages.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Hiro-o Hospital

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It comprises internal medicine, surgical departments and orthopedics departments, as well as dermatology, ophthalmology, dental and oral surgery departments, it can deal with any sort of trouble you might encounter on your journey. For normal check-ups you need to call and make a reservation a day beforehand (call +81(0)3-3446-8331 for reservations), but it is open for emergency admissions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You will have to call beforehand in the case of an emergency as well (call +81(0)3-3444-1181, extension 2406 for emergencies). Well-equipped in dealing with tourists, credit cards are accepted and they have medical staff that can speak both English and Chinese.

Ryu Internal Medicine & Orthopedics

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With both internal medicine and orthopedics, this hospital has staff versed in English, Chinese and Korean.

Services to Note

If you want to use a different hospital than those listed here, or need any other kind of medical support, call the Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Center.
Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Center
Phone number: +81-3-03-5385-8181
Hours: 9:00am-8:00pm
Language: English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Spanish

Should you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to effectively explain your symptoms at a hospital or pharmacy, emergency translation services are available. Just call the number, explain your symptoms, and the worker on the other end will translate them for you.
Emergency Translation Services
Phone number: +81-3-03-5285-8185
Hours: Weekdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm / Weekends and Holidays from 9:00am to 8:00pm
Language: English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish

Find the Nearest Police Box Should You Run Into Trouble

There is a police station right next to the Roppongi Station. Should you lose your passport or get caught up in some serious trouble, they can help you.

The Azabu Police Station

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This police station is right next to the Roppongi Station.

There are also small branches where police are stationed throughout town, known as police boxes (交番: koban). If you have lost something, lost your way or gotten yourself into a fight, head to the nearest police box.

The Roppongi 6-Chome Police Box

This police box is on the corner of Roppongi Hills.  It is among the Armani and Louis Vuitton stores on Keyakizaka.

Smoking Areas

In Minato-ku where Roppongi is located, smoking in public places is banned; you can only smoke in designated areas. Find a designated smoking area nearest to you. The map below shows two that are available in the area.

Information

Hinokicho Park Washrooms

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka 9-7-9
Hours: open 24 hours a day
Closed: Open 365 days a year
Wi-Fi:-
Credit Cards: -
Language: -
Menus Available in: -
Station: Roppongi Station on the Oedo Line
Access: a 5-minute walk from the Roppongi Station of the Oedo Line or a 6-minute walk from the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line
Price Range: Free
Religion: -
Phone Number: -
Official Website: -

Kuwata Memorial Childrens' Amusement Park Washrooms

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka 9-3-21
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Closed: Open 365 days a year
Wi-Fi: -
Credit Cards: -
Languages: -
Menus Available in: -
Station: Nogizaka Station of the Chiyoda Line
Access: a 3-minute walk from the Nogizaka Station of the Chiyoda Line, or an 8-minute walk from the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line
Price Range: Free
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-3-03-5413-7015
Official Homepage: -

Tokyo Metropolitan Hiro-o Hospital

Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu 2-34-10
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays / 9:00am-12:00pm on weekends and holidays
Closed: Sundays, Holidays *open for emergencies 24 hours a day
Wi-Fi: -
Credit Cards: VISA, Mastercard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DinersClub, NICOS, UFJcard, DISCOVER
Languages: English, Chinese
Menus Available in: -
Station: Hiro-o Station of the Hibiya Line
Access: a 7-minute walk from the Hiro-o Station of the Hibiya Line
Price Range: Depends on the nature of the consultation
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-3-03-3444-1181
Official Homepage: Tokyo Metropolitan Hiro-o Hospital

Ryu Internal Medicine and Orthopedics

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minami Azabu 2-2-13 Aso Hi-plaza 205
Hours: 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-7:00pm from Monday to Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays
Closed on: Sundays and Holidays
Wi-Fi: -
Credit Cards: -
Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
Menus Available in: -
Station:  the Azabu Juban Station of the Nanbou Line and Oedo Line
Access: a 5-minute walk from the Azabu Juban Station
Price Range: Dependent on the contents of the consultation
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-3-03-5476-5489
Official Homepage: -

Azabu Police Station

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-2-37
Hours: 24 hours a day
Closed: open 365 days a year
Wi-Fi: -
Credit Cards: -
Languages: -
Menus Available in: -
Station: the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line
Access: 30 seconds from the 1a exit of the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line, or a two minute walk from exit 3 of the Roppongi Station of the Oedo Line
Price Range: Free
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-3-03-3479-0110
Official Homepage: Azabu Police Station (Japanese)

Roppongi 6-chome Police Box

Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-3
Hours: Open 24 hours a day
Closed: open 265 days a year
Wi-Fi: -
Credit Cards: -
Languages: -
Menus Available in: -
Station: the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line
Access: a 4-minute walk from the Roppongi Station of the Hibiya Line, or a 7-minute walk from the Roppongi Station of the Oedo Line
Price Range: Free
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-3-03-3479-0110 (Azabu Police Station)
Official Homepage: -

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