In December 2011, the Japanese government declared Rinku Town and Izumisano City a Comprehensive Special Zone. Osaka Prefecture and Izumisano City has developed a Comprehensive Special Zone Plan. Based on this plan, the public and private sectors have been working together to create a base for international medical exchange.
Located near Kansai International Airport, Rinku Town and Izumisano City area offer convenient access to the rest of the world. We aim to create a vibrant, attractive community where people from Japan and overseas can visit and interact with each other.
In March 2021, the third phase of the Comprehensive Special Zone Plan was approved. As part of our efforts, we are striving to promote international medical exchange and improve hospitality and local attractions for overseas visitors to Japan.
This website aims to introduce how we promote international medical exchanges.
We are committed to providing world-class medical care of the highest quality and satisfaction.
As part of our efforts to promote international medical exchange, we have been improving the medical support system for overseas visitors in Rinku Town and Izumisano City Area by training medical interpreters, developing the international medical exchange base facility “Medical Rinku Port” (opened in October 2016) for highly advanced cancer treatment, etc. Aside from being able to treat cancer patients domestically and abroad with endovascular therapy or with etc, this facility also developed an International Medical Exchange program with overseas doctors.
As a result of the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the number of overseas visitors has continued to decrease significantly. However, upon Arrival and Departure requirements to travel in Japan have been greatly eased since October 2022. Because the vaccinations widely promoted both in Japan and overseas.
In 2025, Osaka will host the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo (World Expo 2025) with the theme of “Designing a Future Society for Our Lives”.
The Expo is expected to attract approximately 28.3 million visitors from Japan and abroad, bringing together global advanced knowledge to address a wide range of global issues.
Considering the large number of overseas visitors expected to attend the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo, Rinku Town and Izumisano City Area will be aiming for creating system to receive safe and assurance medical care. Also, the area will be focused on providing highly-quality and highly-satisfaction medical service.
Chairman of the Rinku Town International Medical Exchange Promotion Council
Chief Director of Medical Corporation Ryoshikai IGT Clinic
Establishment of the international medical exchange base facility for highly advanced cancer treatment
Medical Rinku Port has been established to provide medical, healthcare, and other services.
We actively accept cancer patients worldwide and facilitate communication between Japanese doctors and overseas doctors.
Acceptance of overseas cancer patients
So far, IGT Clinic has accepted patients from 10 countries: China, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States.
We will continue to offer overseas patients high-quality, high-satisfaction medical services.
Development of the International Medical Exchange program with overseas doctors
We exchange views with overseas doctors on the medical technique of endovascular therapy specialized in IGT clinic.
Public relations are also conducted for medical equipment and other products.
Improvement of medical interpretation and other medical treatment support systems for overseas patients
We are focusing on training and improving the quality of medical interpreters.
To ensure that our patients enjoy peace of mind while they receive treatment, multilingual staff will always be available to help at IGT clinic throughout their treatment.
Additionally, we assist overseas patients in arranging transportation from and to Kansai International Airport and hotel accommodations during their stay.
Acceptance of overseas patients and international medical exchange with overseas doctors
Acceptance of overseas patients
Medical Corporation Ryoshikai IGT Clinic
The three letters “IGT” in the name of IGT Clinic are short for Image Guided Therapy. By using a thin tube known as a catheter under the guidance of CT or angiography images, IGT Clinic is able to treat diseases without cutting the body.
Specializing in endovascular therapy for cancer treatment, unlike traditional medical facilities, IGT Clinic offers a comfortable and relaxing environment that allows patients to remain stress-free and maintain a high quality of life for patients while undergoing treatment.
We accept patients not only from Japan but also from countries such as China, Korea, Australia, and Taiwan.
Rinku Medical Clinic
As a private practice clinic with a cell culture and processing center (CPC), Rinku Medical Clinic provides regenerative medicine (stem cell therapy for chronic pain) and cancer treatment.
In stem cell therapy treatment, collected adipose tissue can be immediately cultured at CPC and administered to patients in a fresh state, resulting in a high therapeutic effect. The main treatments for cancer at Rinku Medical Clinic are gene therapy, light therapy, and ultrasound therapy. And we continually update our knowledge by keeping current with the latest research.
Moreover, we work closely with the IGT Clinic to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient.
Medical Rinku Port
Located in a comprehensive special zone for regional revitalization designated by the Japanese government, Medical Rinku Port is a highly advanced cancer treatment center. We provide various cancer treatments and endovascular therapy is one of our primary treatment options.
We are actively working on the smooth acceptance of Japanese and overseas patients, providing excellent medical care, and training medical professionals through exchanges with overseas doctors.
The Well Beiner Station is located on the 1st floor of Medical Rinku Port. We are working to raise the health awareness of visitors as well as promote tourism for health purposes in cooperation with local companies and organizations.
About Rinku Town, Izumisano City Area
Izumisano City is in the southwestern part of Osaka Prefecture.
Medical Rinku Port, a highly advanced cancer treatment base facility, is located in Rinku Town on the seaside of Izumisano City.
Nearest station: Nankai/JR Rinku Town Station
Approx. 5 minutes to Kansai International Airport (1 station)
Approx. 60 minutes to Osaka City (Osaka Station)
Approx. 40 minutes to Osaka City (Namba Station)
Approx. 100 minutes to Hyogo (Sannomiya)
Approx. 90 minutes to Kyoto Prefecture
Approx. 80 minutes to Nara Prefecture
Approx. 45 minutes to Wakayama Prefecture
Discover the charm of Izumisano City
Seaside area attractions include Rinku Park located in front of Kansai International Airport, Marble Beach with its beautiful sunset, and Aozora Market providing fresh seafood available from Izumisano Fishing Port.
Attractions in the mountainside area include places such as Inunakiyama, a famous austere training spot, and Inunakiyama Onsen, a secluded spa, etc.
This high-quality Senshu Towel, one of the specialty products of Izumisano City, has a pleasant texture and superior absorbency.
Rinku Town is home to the largest outlet mall (Rinku Premium Outlets) in western Japan and other large-scale commercial facilities. Visitors can enjoy shopping for fashion, sporting, and outdoor goods from both domestic and international brands.
A wide range of hotels, inns, and private accommodations are available in Izumisano City to meet the needs of families, business travelers, tourists, and long-term residents.
Moreover, accommodations with hot springs are also available. Izumisano City has convenient access to Kansai International Airport and the Kansai region (Kyoto, Wakayama, etc.).
Izumisano City’s specialty agricultural products include water eggplant, Senshu onion, and Matsunami cabbage, while its marine products include blue crab, gaccho (megochi fish), and Sen octopus. Some local restaurants offer dishes using these ingredients. Moreover, there are restaurants serving food not only from Japan, but also from other countries such as China, Italy, France, Korea, and India.