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Meguro Parasitological Museum

A plethora of parasites through pictures

The Meguro Parasitological Museum is creepy, grotesque, and pure awesome. Rows of shelves are stacked with jars full of creatures that look like they are not of this world. It becomes ever more terrifying when you realize the very same contents could be lurking deep inside your own body. Since 1953, an unassuming building a fifteen minute walk from JR Meguro Station has been on the front lines of parasite research, preservation, and education. The official English website encourages us to "Try to think about parasites without a feeling of fear, and take the time to learn about their wondrous and resourceful way of life." However, most visitors simply want to experience the simple thrill factor and general bizarre nature of the world's only parasite museum. The other reason people go? It's free!

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