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Welcome to the Meguro Parasitological Museum


    The Meguro Parasitological Museum is a private research facility that was established in 1953 with the private funds of a medical doctor, Satoru Kamegai. The museum exhibits about 300 parasite specimens and related material. On the first floor we present the “Diversity of Parasites” displaying various types of parasitic specimens with accompanying  educational movies. The second floor exhibits are “Human and Zoonotic Parasites” showing parasite lifecycles and the symptoms they cause during human infection. In addition to research, the museum also performs other activities such as education  and provides special publications.  

    The museum has been admission free since it was established. However, running the museum has become more costly, and donations from individuals and corporations provide us with an invaluable financial resource. Therefore, your contribution is essential and will be very much appreciated.

Museum Activities

The researchers at this museum collect parasites of various animals and conduct studies on morphology, taxonomy, distribution of parasites, etc. They also give presentations at academic meetings and submit articles to academic journals.

The museum offers work-study programs, lectures and sells prepared parasite specimens for educational purposes.

The museum collects and preserves 60,000 parasite specimens (including 1,500 type specimens).
The museum also contains 50,000 papers and 6,000 books on parasitology and parasitic diseases.

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