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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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  • Great little museum for all those people interested in parasites. It's a short walk from meguru station, entrance is free, donations welcome. You'll find an overview over most of the parasites and can...  more »
  • This is the Museum exhibits about the parasite is located about a 15-minute walk from Meguro station. So you can know about the types of parasites the size itself is not large, but usually not familiar or manipulative study. What is a very professional and deep space. The admission is free.
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  • You can see in less than 30 minutes ' walk from Meguro station, 10-minute free bouillon very small museum so. To reaffirm the creatures of the world, and has many pictures is a parasite of formalin is a recommended place. It is a museum you want to zoom more.
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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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