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Meguro Parasitological Museum

If you are a true science person, you will love it. If you're just tagging along, then it's small... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
amyeof
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Well worth educational experience

Small but full of information about the creepy crawlies that live in our bodies. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Christine L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't skip this Free museum of weird parasites in glass tubes on display. By the stairs going to 2nd floor make sure you look at the picture book. Only some things are labeled in English but it's still an hourlong tour. The famous 8 meter tape worm is upstairs along with the chigger mite in wax. From the JR Yamanote line to Meguro, take the west exit and walk 1 km . It's up hill from Otori -jinja mae bus stop on the ground floor of apartment building. Lots of locals were headed for it also so you can always ask.
T shirts and key chains are for sale upstairs.

Thank 667maryanns
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

If you are a true science person, you will love it. If you're just tagging along, then it's small and not interactive. My hubby was in heaven and bought a parasite t-shirt in the gift shop, Read previous reviews on how to get to the museum as the directions were clear and easy to follow.

Thank amyeof
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Small but full of information about the creepy crawlies that live in our bodies. Well worth a visit if you ate in Tokyo. Include a gorgeous Meguro River walk as part of your visit.

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Very small
Out of the way
Not in English

Not worth the time it takes to go out of your way to there.
Its pretty much a bunch of worms in Jars, literally.

It’s free but a waste of time.

2  Thank TTEEEP
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

The museum provides for realization of how vast, diverse and complex is the world of parasites. The exhibits are in Japanese language but often have illustrations and graphics which help explain. The pickled parasites range from interesting to repulsively fascinating. They include ones that attack humans; for example, there’s an eight meter tapeworm that was removed from a person’s stomach. There are also exhibits on notable Japanese researchers of parasites; included are original slides and notes from their lab work.

2  Thank HardeeHar
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We happened to be staying in the general vicinity so stopped through, as other reviews say it is a small place but if you are into parasitology, it may be well worth a visit. It is a walk from the train stations but there is a bus that stops in front that holy can pickup from Meguro station.

Thank SpahkeeTrav
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Truely, a highlight on our journey.
Found out about this museum just that morning and since we were staying in Meguro-ku decided to walk there. Not disappointed either.
It's a small exhibit and not everything is in English but I found it to be enormously interesting. Alot of items are explained by examples/ cartoony drawings, so even when in Japanese, understandable for foreigners as well.
LOVED the professors drawings and the rows of specimen. Well entertaining for about an hour and a half.
The lady at the t-shirt stand was really sweet!

Buy a t-shirt (or two) or donate a little something to this free-for-all gem, keep 'em going!

2  Thank Miriam Z
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Great little museum for all those people interested in parasites. It's a short walk from meguru station, entrance is free, donations welcome. You'll find an overview over most of the parasites and can even experience the length of a tapeworm. Most information is in Japanese, but the important things are available in English as well.

Thank berry_crumble
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

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 expansive as we were in and out in 30 minutes.

Thank Tahlia W
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

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 resident of Tokyo I would recommend a visit not just for tourist but for people living here. All part of the weird and wonderful tapestry that is Tokyo.

Thank DashaRiver
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