Meguro Parasitological Museum, Meguro

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#31 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
If you're curious about the strange world of parasites, and have a steely disposition, visit Meguro Parasitological Museum, the only museum of its kind in the world. Inspect over 300 parasitic specimens in formaldehyde jars, along with informative movies and somewhat disturbing displays regarding the parasites' life cycles and interaction with humans. Examine the museum's prized exhibit, a record-breaking 8.8 m (28.8 ft) tapeworm, along with accompanying rope of similar dimensions, to give you a true sense of its magnitude. Be sure to pop into the gift shop before you leave, and browse a host of novelty T-shirts and key rings. Plan to visit Meguro Parasitological Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo trip itinerary app .
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  • As the only site I saw about this Museum, at once decided that I go. While the Museum and the small but impressive collection. Many entries of notes not only Japanese, but also in English. There are interactive whiteboard world and specifically the Japanese islands on morbidity. The place is quite specific, not for everyone, not terrible, but not impressionable. Admission is free, there are souvenirs.
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  • It was Yamaguchi left doctor's notes are interesting, such as a sample or model, we were impressed by. The sketch of the parasite, was very attractive. It can be deployed to what art?
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  • It is a district of Meguro station west entrance free. On the first floor and second floor exhibits, had become a very in-depth. I felt it is worth to visit, I think not many facilities specifically for parasites.
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  • What a cool little place! I've been waiting to see this since I was a kid. It's small and modest, but gives a great overview of basic parasitology. Lots of preserved specimens, with explanations of life cycles and research. Not a ton of English, but enough to get the idea. You only need a short visit here, but I would definitely recommend.
  • Super creepy! There are displays of all different kinds of parasites and interesting facts. Unfortunately English labels are very limited but nonetheless I enjoyed myself. Entrance fee is a donation of your choice. Wouldn't suggest going on a full stomach!
  • Free, but takes donations. From the private collection of a local doctor, so not very big. Especially if you are a health professional its very interesting and an impressive collection. Information also in english.
  • Small but free and worth the trip if only to show your children how massive 'worms' can grow inside your guts ....
  • You don't have to understand Japanese to enjoy this place. I came here 11 years ago and am happy to see it still here and as good as new!

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