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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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Reviews
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  • My visit was actually back in 2008. The Fukui Dinosaur museum is amazing. There's lots of information, fossils, displays of dinosaurs, and a study space that visitors can observe Paeliantologists at w...  more »
  • There're a lot fossils and dinosaur models. Some of them can move. Not a lot interactions available.  more »
  • Would love to have spent more time here. So much to see and some good interactive displays. The robotic dinosaurs will scare the youngest viewers though.  more »
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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
  • The most complete and well organized dinosaur museum with beautiful scenary outside.