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Meguro Parasitological Museum

4-1-1 Shimo-Meguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3716-1264
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Well worth educational experience

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Don’t waste your time

Very small Out of the way Not in English Not worth the time it takes to go out of your way to... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
TTEEEP
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The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a private research facility that was established in 1953 with the private funds of a medical doctor, Satoru Kamegai. The museum exhibits about 300 parasite specimens and related material. On the first floor we present the "Diversity of Parasites" displaying various types of parasitic specimens with accompanying educational movies. The second floor exhibits are "Human and Zoonotic Parasites" showing parasite lifecycles and the symptoms they cause during human infection. In addition to research, the museum also performs other activities such as education and provides special publications. The museum has been admission free since it was established. However, running the museum has become more costly, and donations from individuals and corporations provide us with an invaluable financial resource. Therefore, your contribution is essential and will be very much appreciated.
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4-1-1 Shimo-Meguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 12 April 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.

1  Thank TTEEEP
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Reviewed 22 March 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...More

2  Thank HardeeHar
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Reviewed 4 January 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...More

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Reviewed 2 December 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...More

2  Thank Miriam Z
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Reviewed 27 July 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,...More

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Reviewed 22 April 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 9 March 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...More

Thank DashaRiver
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

言わずと知れた目黒の名スポット。人によってはかなりゾワゾワしてしまいそうですが、展示は至ってシンプルで学術的、そしてお子さんにも分かりやすい形式になっています。寄生虫だけでなく寄生生物の標本もあります。 もっと広い展示スペースを想像していましたが、意外とこぢんまりとしていました。無料であることを差し引いても、カップルや親子連れで来館している人が多い、というのもビックリ。かつての日本に比べれば衛生状態は格段と高まったものの、根絶したわけではありませんから、寄生虫の存在、及び罹った時の状況・対処方法を知るにはいい施設だと思います。 海外からの観光客もちらほら見られましたが、展示物はおおむね日本語。英語での紹介もあればいいのかもしれません。 This museum is one of the representative spots in Meguro-ku. Although some visitors may feel uncomfortable, The museum's exhibits are beneficial for most people, because parasites are deeply involved with human life. Although the exhibition method is academic, it is very simple....More

Thank Cyber0515
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you like weird collections, this is one to tick off your list. There is a piece of white ribbon (I think 4 metres?) that graphically shows the length of a tapeworm extracted from some poor soul. I like to support these tiny collections when...More

1  Thank Freya C
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