Meguro Parasitological Museum

The Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) is a truly ‘only in Japan’ experience! This free museum is dedicated to bugs, parasites and other creepy crawlies. It claims to be the only such museum in the world, and the experience is definitely not a standard tourist one. Be prepared to be both shocked and amazed! Especially at the 9m long tape-worm taken from one rather unfortunate victim.

How to get there

Take the JR Yamanote (green JR line), Tokyo Metro Namboku line or Toei Mita line to Meguro station. Head out west, then walk up the main road (Meguro Dori/目黒通り) crossing over a large bridge. Walk up until you get to a Royal Host restaurant on your right. The museum is a little further on, across the road.

Information

Opening times: 10:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays (or following day if these are national holidays)

Cost: Free

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.