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Meguro Parasitological Museum Tokyo 1

As someone famous once said, the best things in life are free. If you don’t believe it, visit Japan!

For an Asian country notorious for being on the more ‘expensive’ side, Japan has quite a number of free attractions that are surprisingly worth visiting.

More specifically, the free museums in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, are second-rate to none.

Historically, museums have been associated with long-winded history and dull facts. However, this is different with many museums in Tokyo. Long gone are the days when museums are never-ending hallways of dull-white walls and weathered booklets droning on and on about information you can’t keep up with.

Tokyo’s museums are unique and interesting! They carry vast amounts of knowledge that you may not even know existed. From the background of parasites to the history of the Japanese police force, you can prepare yourself and still be surprised at just how much random knowledge there is out there to consume.

Coupled with the fact that entrance into all the below-listed museums is free, and you’ve got yourself a jam-packed itinerary!

Let’s have a look at some of the best free museums in Tokyo that are worth visiting!

1. Meguro Parasitological Museum

If you’ve got a strong stomach and an appetite for science, pop into the Meguro Parasitological Museum for some unusual displays!

This museum was opened in 1953 by Satoru Kamegai, a doctor who was in the thick of the post-war disease-ridden era of Japan. Many patients became sick due to the highly unsanitary and unhygienic living conditions after the war and it was unfortunately widespread across the country.

Meguro Parasitological Museum Tokyo 1

This museum was designed to show the world just how many parasites had thrived during that …continue reading