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Parasite Museum

Parasite Museum

on Apr. 11, 2016 by

If you thought you'd seen it all, visit the Parasitological Museum in Tokyo, one of the most bizarre museums in the world with a wide selection of nasty parasites.

Tips & Advice
  • What: Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館)
  • Where: 4-1-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0064, Japan [Map]
  • When: 10am until 5pm (Monday & Tuesday closed)
  • Price: FREE
     
  • Why: Very different and extremely nerdy, not your average tourist destination.
  • Notes: It is a very tiny museum with 2 floors, I recommend combining this museum with other activities in Meguro, to go to Meguro solely for the parasite museum is a bad idea.
  • Similar: Vrolik Museum in Amsterdam

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On a rainy day I decided to visit this akward museum in the middle of nowhere, it was still downtown Tokyo but not an area where you'll find a lot of tourists. The museum if very tiny with only 2 small floors, free entrance and no staff.

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I did enjoy all the specimen they had on display ranging from a severed turtle head that got taken over by parasites, large parasite models, the lifecycle of parasites in humans and a little mouse with large parasites on strong water.

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I would not visit this place on a first trip to Japan, schedule it for a second trip or when you actually live in Japan. For more information check their website which is also in English.

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