The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

In my life, for one reason or another, I've been to quite a few hospitals. I've never seen anything like this. Anywhere.

As pointed out by IT Media and Syounan Life, this is the Edogawa Hospital in Tokyo. And this hospital looks like fun—but that's the point. The poppy, colorful, and playful decor is supposed to erase the cold, sterile image people have of hospitals.

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: kimuchi0425cl]

Outside, it looks your typical Japanese hospital.

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: negokunta]

But once you get closer, you start to see these murals, and realize that this hospital is quite different.

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: HideFukushima]

How cool is this?

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: maharishyogy]

Then, there's the lobby. You can't see because of the plant, but there's a painting of Hulk Hogan in the background.

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: maharishyogy]

The hospital floor map is designed to look like a treasure map.

Here, have a look at this video tour:

While this might look like a children's hospital, it's not. It handles internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, pediatrics, among others. Surgery is performed here, and there's an MRI machine that has an elephant on it (top photo).

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: Syounan Life]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: Syounan Life]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: Syounan Life]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: moomin0619]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: mlmero268]

This is for the ultrasound room. Heh.

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: kerokeropooon]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: 1357_g]

The Most Unusual Hospital I've Ever Seen

[Photo: Syounan Life]

江戸川病院がすごい。[Syounan Life]

東京2 [古荘桃野のブログ]

Top photo: Syounan Life

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