Living in Japan / Attractions

Meguro Parasitological Museum


“Try to think about parasites without a feeling of fear…” It’s hard to keep parasites alive since they live on other animals, but you can see over 300 preserved specimens here. Make sure to hit the gift shop on the way out — you know you want a tape worm t-shirt.

Read more about the parasite museum here or here.

NOTE: From April 2016, the museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (If a national holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, it will be closed the next day.)

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