Meguro Parasitology Museum

Meguro Parasitology Museum at a glance

The Meguro Parasitology Museum is one of the most unusual places to visit in Tokyo and is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to parasites.

The museum has the largest collection of parasites in the world, featuring 45,000 critters of all shapes and sizes.

The museum covers the life cycles, demographics, symptoms, and geographic spread of parasites. Probably the most popular attraction at the museum is an 8.8 meter long tapeworm that lived inside a woman who ate infested sushi.

Ironically, the Parasitology Museum is a popular dating destination.