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Meguro Parasitological Museum, Meguro

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Meguro Parasitological Museum by using our Tokyo vacation trip planner.
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  • Here is easy to understand the ecology of various parasites, are exhibited. When I visited was doing special exhibits on tropical diseases. Neglected tropical diseases. What's this? It was. Shocked that there are people in the world suffer from parasites and could only pray early eradication. To the fact that pharmaceutical companies are offering free anthelmintic was relieved a little bit.
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  • It was a museum seems a serious attitude to the parasite. Is there just out of curiosity, but was impressed by the scholarly content. It is incredible that consists of free and donations.
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  • 言わずと知れた目黒の名スポット。人によってはかなりゾワゾワしてしまいそうですが、展示は至ってシンプルで学術的、そしてお子さんにも分かりやすい形式になっています。寄生虫だけでなく寄生生物の標本もあります。 もっと広い展示スペースを想像していましたが、意外とこぢんまりとしていました。無料であることを差し引いても、カップルや親子連れで来館している人が多い、というのもビックリ。かつての日本に比べれば衛生状...  more »