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Updated: April 2, 2018

Meguro Parasitological Museum 目黒寄生虫館

4-1-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

The only museum in existence dedicated to the weird and fascinating world of parasites

For something a little off the typical tourist beaten track, visit the central Tokyo ward of Meguro to explore the skin crawling Meguro Parasitological Museum. The museum is home to a collection of parasitic creatures from all facets of life. Typically there are a few hundred jars of parasites on display on any given day.

The museum is the creation of parasite obsessive scientist Satoru Kamegai. As you wander through the exhibit keep an eye out for the star of the show, an 8.8-meter tapeworm that lived in the body of a patient who ate bad sushi.

How to Get There

  • Meguro Sta. | West Exit | 12 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | Namboku Line | Mita Line | Meguro Line



Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Wed–Sun, holidays



Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English | Chinese |
  • Japanese | English |
  • Automatic doors | Wheelchair lift | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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