Japan's Best and Most Interesting Museums
Like the rest of the country’s culture, Japan’s museum scene has something for everyone. Whether you’re a conventional museophile looking for a survey of Japanese heritage, a history geek wanting to delve into Japan’s past, or an eclectic explorer seeking something unique, you’ll find what interests you in the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are some ideas to guide your journey.
Parasites and Socks
If you’re in the mood for something more offbeat, check out the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo, where you can see a 28-foot-long tapeworm taken from the stomach of a Japanese man. Or visit Yokohama’s Sock Museum, where the social and cultural changes of the past century are reflected in more than 20,000 pairs of socks.