Meguro Parasitological Museum, Japan Japan

Travelers from all over the globe visit Tokyo for the towering skyscrapers, futuristic electronics and eclectic world-class fashion. For a trip off the beaten path, visit the Meguro Parasitological Museum. This strange museum boasts over 60,000 specimens of parasites. The crown jewel of the esoteric collection is a coiled, 28.8-foot tapeworm. However, If you have a strong stomach, you will take delight in the entire variety of specimens. The collection includes spindly worms, crab-like creatures, watermelon-sized bug models and even different fish preserved in jars. Some of the jars actually include both the deceased host and the infestation, preserved for visitors. Most of the information in the free museum is in Japanese with diagrams and photos next to the preserved specimen, but an English guide is available for purchase for the truly morbid adventurer.

Meguro Parasitological Museum, Japan
Meguro Parasitological Museum, Japan

Meguro Parasitological Museum

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4-1-1, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Honshu