Meguro Parasitological Museum

What is the Parasitological Museum?

The Parasitological Museum is one of Japan’s more unusual museums, featuring exhibitions and displays pertaining to parasites. Not only does the museum provide education upon the subject, it also exhibits live parasitic organisms in specimen jars, including tapeworms. In addition, visitors can proceed to a ‘Museum Shop’ that sells books and other original, parasite-themed merchandise. The price of entry is free, so for those who are interested, it is strongly recommended that you come in and take a look!

Opening hours

Opening hours are from 10.00 until 17.00, Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is closed every Monday and Tuesday and during the New Year holiday period. In the case that a public holiday falls on either a Monday or a Tuesday, the museum will be open that day. However, it will be closed the following weekday. On the museum’s homepage there is a calendar you can use to confirm whether or not the museum is open. It is best to check this calendar before you go.


The closest station is Meguro Station, which can be reached by taking the JR Yamanote Line, The Tokyo Metro Line (North/South), The Toei-Mita Line or the Tōkyū Meguro Line. From the west exit, the museum is 15 minutes by foot.

Description: Meguro Parasitological Museum

Sights Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館)
Address Shimomeguro 4-1-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064 
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3716-1264 / Fax: 03-3716-2322
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates Monday Tuesday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Free admission

Map: Meguro Parasitological Museum