Meguro Parasitological Museum 目黒寄生虫館
The Meguro Parasitological Museum in Meguro, Tokyo claims to be the only museum of its kind in the world, a museum dedicated to bugs, parasites and other creatures that dependently live in or on other organisms, including humans.
Meguro Parasitological Museum Exhibits
Established in 1953, the Meguro Parasitological Museum has two floors of specimens of parasites stored in jars of formaldehyde. Specimens on display include nematodes, trematodes and malaria parasites.
The first floor introduces parasites in general in a variety of creatures including fish, while the second floor has around 300 specimens of human parasites including liver flukes and a 9 meter long tape-worm taken from an unfortunate patient.
MPM Shop & Library
The museum shop sells tapeworm t-shirts, books on parasitology, bags, rulers and parasite key chains. Contact us if you would like us to purchase them for you and send them overseas.
Meguro Parasitological Museum has a research center and library holding over 50,000 papers and 5,000 books on parasitology from both Japan and abroad.
Meguro Parasitological Museum Access
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Tel: 03 6218 2500
Hours: 10am-5pm; From April 2016, the museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (however if a national holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, it will be open that day but closed the next day).
Meguro Parasitological Museum is located a 20 minute walk from Meguro Station or catch any Tokyo bus except the Tokyu 黒09 from the West Exit of Meguro Station. Get off at the Otori-Jinja Mae (大鳥神社前) stop.
The nearest railway station to the Meguro Parasitological Museum is Meguro Station on the JR Yamanote Line (8 stops from Tokyo Station), the Namboku Line of the Tokyo subway, the Toei Mita Line and Tokyu Meguro Line.
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