/ Tokyo / Places to Visit / Meguro Parasitological Museum
One of a kind and oddly popular with couples on dates, although you might want to skip lunch before (or after) your visit here as the exhibits and pictures can be rather graphic.
One of a kind and oddly popular with couples on dates, although you might want to skip lunch before (or after) your visit here as the exhibits and pictures can be rather graphic. A compact two-story building, the most famous exhibit inside is an 8.8 meter-long tapeworm, with a matching string for you to take the measurement.
4 Chome-4-1-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tōkyō-to 153-0064, Japan
A luxury hotel and wedding hall, with restaurants, cafes, and banquet rooms
A must for fans of photography, with multiple floors of constantly changing exhibitions of the best photography from around Japan and the world
A 200,000 sq m nature preserve in the heart of the city, with birds and waterfowl, insects and marine life
A mildly interesting permanent exhibition covering the brewing process in general and the history of Sapporo Breweries, which brews the upmarket Yebisu label
Specializes in modern Japanese-style paintings and has a notable collection though only a handful are on display at one time due to preservation issues
Hikarie is a brand new massive building on the East side of Shibuya station with many restaurants, galleries, and theaters
A diminutive statue of a dog tucked away in one corner of the big plaza outside the station, best known as a meeting place and for the story (see box)
A temple most famous as the resting place of the 47 Ronin, a famous group of samurai who banded together to avenge their unfairly slain master
The narrow street leading away from the station to the left of the giant video screen, it's famous as the birthplace of many of Japan's youth fashion trends
This peculiar institution owes its existence to Japan's peculiar government monopoly on these two substances