Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum by using our Katsuyama itinerary app .
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  • Echizen goes by direct bus from Katsuyama station. Nature rich. In combination with the hotel's modern and ancient wonders. Awesome, this is really wonderful.
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  • Without knowing what everything was taken to my husband is surprised at the scale. I understand all of the dinosaur comes here? If you're eager to see the exhibits event presents everything in one day. But I wasn't much interested in dinosaurs slowly take fun to watch, and attentiveness. Children (elementary school students) the big dinosaur figure? In a boring or I may enjoy the fine exhibit (a small dinosaur fossils). Fossil excavation experience is recommended but did not do so this time is during the week of 11 /?
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  • Go sightseeing in Fukui, branched feet. Even without snow in the city here are covered with snow. However, driveways to melt has gone, the car did not.
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  • Beautiful modern museum, fully accessible for English speakers, and lots of interactive side attractions like doing your own archeological dig. The drive up is also gorgeous with misty mountains on all sides!
  • I love this museum. I recommend this museum to foreign tourist going to fukui. It has information displayed in English. The building is magnificent also. Buy combo ticket (train and museum ticket) in the ticket counter of the private railway, at the fukui station. a little bit cheaper than buying separate tickets.
  • The museum is out of the way, but Fukui city definitely makes it easy to access. Just get a day pass at the ticket office in Echizen station and you'll be able to take the bus to and from Katsuyama station to the museum. It is totally worth it! There is also a playground we wish we would have seen before boarding the bus.
  • Great place to visit with family. But they close early
  • 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.

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