Yes, a Parasite Museum really does exist in Japan

Just a couple of months until the kids are let out of school for end-of-year vacation, so why not plan a trip to the museum with them? The Parasite Museum. Yes, this museum (The Meguro Parasitological Museum) actually exists and even has an adjoining gift shop so you can proudly wear your very own parasitic tee home.

Why is this museum even a thing? For research. And for fun, I imagine. The first floor is dedicated to the general overview of parasites while the second floor focuses on human parasites and their life cycles, “showcasing 300 actual specimens.” It’s located in Tokyo and admission is free.

Via They Crawl

Parasite Museum Tokyo 3
close up of specimen at parasite museum

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.