Meguro Parasitological Museum

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Meguro Parasitological Museum

Meguro Parasitological Museum
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Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Educational sites
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Jeimsi
Kotka, Finland28 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Only two small floors, but a lot of interesting info.

There are QR-codes that give you english info. Some of the tablets have an english option too.

There's a small museum shop upstairs.

Definately a good ~30min activity especially if you love parasites!
Written 24 November 2019
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SRQueenan
Meguro, Japan47 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
It is an interesting collection of parasites. It's only interesting if you are not appalled by what could be living inside you. It is a relief to see how many gross afflictions have been eradicated but still it is kind of stomach turning. My science-y brother in law loved it. I doubt I will go back but I would point the curious there. It's free so if you are grossed out or bored, you just leave.
Written 2 July 2019
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Shampeu
Northbrook, IL383 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Our family seeks out off-the-beaten-path places when we travel. This museum qualifies in this category! The museum is small but free (there is a donation box) and is full of disgusting parasites. There are actual specimens as well as diagrams and photos. The highlight for me was the 25 foot tapeworm. It made me want to upchuck.
Written 18 January 2019
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Mary Ann S
Saint Louis, MO359 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 11 November 2018
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amyeof
Oahu, HI15 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
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.
Written 18 June 2018
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Christine L
Melbourne, Australia499 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
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.

Written 12 May 2018
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TTEEEP
Oak Flats, Australia74 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 12 April 2018
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HardeeHar
Calgary, Canada21 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 22 March 2018
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SpahkeeTrav
Minneapolis, MN773 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
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.
Written 4 January 2018
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Miriam Z
Schagen222 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
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!
Written 2 December 2017
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