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. 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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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Reviews
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  • August 14, 2017
    Because it was originally a museum admission, is recommended is marked with silver egg amusement park are in the mountain of children to play? They include the japananese cuisine here
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  • August 12, 2017
    Is a large Museum can enjoy throughout the day, there are lots of dinosaur bones. Special exhibitions of the egg was doing. In the restaurant.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It was a Museum of fossils are like, I want to go. There were a lot of families on summer vacation but excited many highlights. Model the various fossil Triceratops and large turtles and people, birds, large and small, exciting even for adults. Fossils such as ammonites, teeth are sold and, disappointed however many souvenir shops, Nice. Full-sized power is best is still.
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  • May 14, 2017
    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!
  • March 8, 2017
    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.
  • January 6, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    Great place to visit with family. But they close early
  • June 6, 2016
    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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