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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in the world, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum houses many skeletons, dioramas, and exhibits dedicated to the former reptilian rulers of the planet. You can explore four different floors packed with themed displays, including those showcasing the evolution of dinosaur life on Earth through more than 40 skeletons, from the famed Tyrannosaurus to the lesser-known "Fukui-saurs" discovered in the surrounding region. Be sure to check the museum website for information on temporary exhibits, special events, and more. For Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and beyond, use our Katsuyama vacation route planner to get the most from your Katsuyama vacation.
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  • We did a giant detour to visit the Fukui dinosaur museum on our way from Osaka to Tokyo and it was worth every minute! If you have kids who love dinosaurs - this place is an absolute must visit. It's ...  more »
  • 福井恐龍館是當地重要景點,而很多恐龍化石係係那地點發現,現在仍在發堀中。展館規模很大型,有些展品會動和有聲,小朋友可能會驚。不好處是交通比較遠,要預好啲時間。  more »
  • 『恐竜の卵』を模した巨大な球状の建物だからか、存分に高さ・広さを活かせる展示が、この博物館の強みになっていると思います。それによって、模型や骨格とは言え、遥かに巨大な身体が、どのような生活をしていたのかが分かります。加えて展示方法もユニーク。周回できるようなスロープを設けることで、背丈の高い恐竜の模型や骨格を、眼下や目線と同じ高さで見ることが出来ます。動く模型だけでなく、より近くで、より様々な角度...  more »
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  • Do you like dinosaurs? Do you like escalators? Do you like pretending you're a dinosaur capable of using escalators? Then you'll love the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum! But seriously, if you've somehow found yourself in Fukui and are the least bit interested in dinosaurs (even reptiles - even animals), then this place is worth checking out.
  • Great place for kids and families! But not so much for me. Not so far from Eiheiji temple.
  • Great for the kids, can rent translation devices if you need them.
  • It gets quite crowded but the exhibits are well worth it. The robotics brought the place to life. It's a good 2-3 hour visit depending on how much reading you do.
  • Totally exceeded my expectations. Try to avoid weekends, holidays, or Obon season to avoid substantial crowds. There is even enough English to learn quite a bit about the natural history of Japan in general and Fukui in specific.