Registration of dogs (when you have started keeping a dog)
Dog owners are required to register their dogs.
Please register your dog at the Health Sanitation Division of your nearest ward office. Registration costs 3,000 yen.
You will receive a metal plate as a certificate of registration.
Please make sure to attach this plate to your dog's collar. Also, if you give your dog to someone else or if your dog dies, please inform the Health Sanitation Division of your nearest ward office.
Administration of rabies vaccinations and registration (annual)
Dog owners are requested to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies once a year. Please visit a veterinary clinic to have your dog vaccinated against rabies and receive a rabies vaccination certificate.
Then, please take this certificate to the Health Sanitation Division of your nearest ward office and pay the 550 yen processing fee.
You will receive a metal plate as a certificate showing that your dog has been vaccinated.
Please make sure to attach this plate to your dog's collar.
(Note: In some cases, you may be able to complete these procedures at the veterinary clinic.)
If your dog or cat goes missing
Be prepared for disasters
Eligibility for this service
Only Yokohama City residents can use pet cremation services (these services are not available to those who live outside the city).
Funeral halls that perform pet cremations (Totsuka Funeral Hall)
Of the 4 municipal funeral halls, only Totsuka Funeral Hall performs cremations for pets.
10-5 Torigaoka, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama City
Contact (telephone number)
January 1, January 2 and Tomobiki days (days traditionally considered to be bad luck for funerals; on these days,
the facilities are closed for equipment maintenance work, but are partially open.)
There are two types of pet cremation: individual cremation and group cremation.
- Individual cremation: Under this method, each pet is placed into an individual incinerator and cremated.
- Group cremation: Under this method, pets are placed in the same incinerator and cremated together.
If you find a dead animal on the road or would like for someone to come and collect a deceased pet for group cremation at Totsuka Funeral Hall, please contact the Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau office in the ward where you live. Someone will come to collect the animal.
If you do not understand Japanese, please ask someone who can speak Japanese to call on your behalf.
- Contact: Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau office
- Reception hours: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Saturday
- If you find a dead animal on the road or on vacant land (free)
- If you wish to have a group cremation for your pet (this service costs 6,500 yen, and your pet's bones will not be returned to you)
List of Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau offices (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
|Name of office||Telephone number||Location|
|Tsurumi Office||045-502-5383||39 Onocho, Tsurumi-ku 230-0046|
|3-1-43 Chiwakacho, Kanagawa-ku 221-0036|
|11-4 Hamamatsucho, Nishi-ku 220-0055|
|11-2 Nishikicho, Naka-ku 231-0812|
|1-1-2 Mutsumicho, Minami-ku 232-0041|
|8-4-41 Konandai, Konan-ku 234-0054|
|355 Karibacho, Hodogaya-ku 240-0025|
|2-8-1 Shirane, Asahi-ku 241-0005|
|6 Shin-isogocho, Isogo-ku 235-0017|
|2-2-6 Sachiura, Kanazawa-ku 236-0003|
|1238 Mamedocho, Kohoku-ku 222-0032|
|5-1-15 Nagatsutaminamidai, Midori-ku 226-0018|
|2039-1 Ichigaocho, Aoba-ku 225-0024|
|27-2 Hiradai, Tsuzuki-ku 224-0064|
|415-8 Kawakamicho, Totsuka-ku 244-0805|
|1570-1 Kamigocho, Sakae-ku 247-0013|
|5874-14 Izumicho, Izumi-ku 245-0016|
|548-2 Futatsubashicho, Seya-ku 246-0021|
Where to inquire
|When keeping a dog
||Animal Protection Center, Health and Social Welfare Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Email: [email protected]
|About the cremation of pets
||Cemetery and Funeral Facilities Division, Health and Social Welfare Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Email: [email protected]
|About the collection of dead animals
||Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau office in the ward where you live (*Inquiries in Japanese only)