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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

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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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  • Finally go to the dinosaur museum wanted to go all the time, but still, amazing rumors. Seriously fun but I am ignorant about dinosaurs. Real dinosaur bones. It is thought the world's dinosaur books and children's books, tens of thousands of years ago there was. Imagine the thrill. I think the dream of Museum. I'd taken enough time so wide.
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  • I think that defeated Japan dinosaurs think, still, the United States and compared in the sense of scale. But the Museum's beautiful and moving exhibition, is realistic, and will study. On the way to the Museum many realistic dinosaur, gets even more excited! If you go to Fukui should go!
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  • The wails of children because the sound is music to your ears, and was so ill. Exhibits focused on the evolution of life from around the world, served well. Fossil excavation experience, has been devised.
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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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