Kampo and Shinkyu Clinic Kakikofu

Kakikofu is a traditional Chinese medicine clinic specializing in Kampo, Wakanyaku (Japanese herbal medicine) and Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion. The Kakikofu style combines traditional medicine from both China and Japan; having the approach of applying ancient Chinese wisdom with the pragmatic Japanese spirit, our aim is to enhance the health and wellbeing of people from all over the world.

Kakikofu specializes in Wakanyaku, which is a little known and rare form of traditional Japanese herbal medicine. The origins of Wakanyaku are deeply connected to the esoteric and mystical sect of Japanese Buddhism, Shugendo. Additionally, the Japanese Ninja utilized and adapted Wakanyaku to create their own unique medicines that we include as part of our treatments.

We have a wide range of Japanese herbal medicine products available at our clinic which can be prepared in response to your individual health condition. We also offer acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. Our acupuncture and moxibustion treatments are based on traditional Chinese medical knowledge but performed with unique techniques that were developed in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867). We always use thin, high quality and disposable acupuncture needles so that you receive the safest and most comfortable experience possible.

Kakikofu Accept Trainees

Kakikofu also recently started accepting overseas trainees from Shinkyu(acupuncture and moxibustion) or Kampo(herbal medicine). 

Please see here for details.

Our Practitioiners

Yamamoto Kaori


Kaori studied Kampo medicine from Beijing Medical University Japan and had an extended apprenticeship with doctors of Chinese medicine in Tokyo.

Kaori has over 13 years’ clinical experience as a herbalist and throughout this time has been a senior lecturer for one of the largest Japanese herbal medicine companies in Japan, Kusuri Nihondo.

Yamamoto Hiroshi


Hiroshi is a nationally accredited and licensed acupuncturist and moxibustion practitioner whose style is based around the techniques of Edo period Shogun court physicians including Ishizaka, Sugiyama and Isai styles.

Hiroshi has been studying the martial arts (Jujutsu, Bojutsu, Iai, hidden Karate, Chinese kung fu and many more) for over 30 years. In his 20’s he worked as a stunt man and for the popular television show Power Rangers in Japan. Hiroshi also practices, Buddhist medicine, trains in zazen (Zen meditation techniques), participates in waterfall training and also continues to explore advanced acupuncture techniques with his masters. He teaches these rare and often secretive techniques of medicine and the martial arts in seminars all over the world.

About Wakanyaku

Wakanyaku is traditional Japanese herbal medicine that uses medicinal herbs from Japan.

The Daranisukegan is a tradition that “En no gyojya “made and spread it about 1300 years ago.
Wakanyaku includes ‘Ninjutsu-gan’. Ninjutsu-gan was once a secret medicine developed by the Koga ninja.

In the 14th century, a merchant (Kamonnosuke Mozu) in Osaka learn how to make medicine from Chinese doctor.

It is transmitted to Okayama prefecture. After that it was handed down to Toyama prefecture, and it became the”Hangontan” by adding its own prescription.
It means that it is so effective that it revives the dead.

This medicine spreads throughout the country, mainly in Toyama, and is especially useful for samurai.

Treatment Menu

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 Monday ,Thursday,Friday

Contact Us


The clinic is located in Jiyugaoka which is easily connected by train to both Shibuya (10 minutes) and Yokohama (20 minutes).

When coming by train, exit the main front ticket gates and turn right. Continue straight down this street for around 7 minutes and you will find the clinic on the right side of the street just after some traffic lights and a ‘T’ intersection. Kumano shrine is not far from here too!