The Meguro Parasitological Museum | Tokyo’s Creepiest Secret
The Meguro Parasitological Museum is one of Tokyo’s creepiest secrets. If you like weird things and happen to be in the Meguro neighborhood, read on.
I don’t know about you, but I love weird things. And, of course, only in Tokyo will you find a research center/museum with such horrifyingly creepy attractions.
The Meguro Parasitological Museum is the perfect stop for the curious traveler with a bent towards the bizarre. This museum is technically a private research facility, first established in 1953. Inside, you’ll find over 300 parasite specimens which also serve as an educational purpose.
But, its claim to fame is the world’s longest tapeworm, nearly 8.8 meters in length.
The best thing about the Meguro Parasitological Museum is that it’s free. It gladly accepts donations.
Although the museum is in Japanse, there are some QR translation options for English, but generally, the fascination comes from viewing. This is the perfect place for those who enjoy science, horror, and educational experiences. This is one of the coolest museums in Tokyo and if you’re in the area, I highly recommend it. There are plenty of spots around Meguro to eat, stroll, and shop so it’s easy to work this place into your day.
You might want to visit after you eat though.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesdays (special hours around national holidays)
(When a national holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, the museum is open, but closed on the following weekday.)
4-1-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064, JAPAN
Meguro Station (目黒駅) Served by the following lines; JR Yamanote Line (JR山手線), Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (東京メトロ南北線), Toei Mita Line (都営三田線), and Tokyu Meguro Line (東急目黒線). *No parking
This museum also offers free wi-fi. Boom.
Free / budget friendly
Only in Tokyo
Disgustingly large tapeworm to share all over your social media
Can potentially teach children the harsh lessons of unhealthy sanitation
Makes an excellent first date spot
You may lose your appetite