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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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  • The exhibits consisted of specimens in jars, with small explanations. Not all accompanying explanations were in English but it's cool to look at anyway. Exhibits could've been more interactive and exp...  more »
  • I went to this museum a few weeks ago. I thought it was absolutely fascinating. So much to see and learn about, and the world's longest tapeworm is, as the Japanese say, "omoshiroi". As a returned res...  more »
  • 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 »
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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!
  • Small but free and worth the trip if only to show your children how massive 'worms' can grow inside your guts ....
  • Unique small museum. Recommended only if the subject interests you.
  • 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!