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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama
(4.5/5 based on 400+ 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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Reviews
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  • Excellent ride for the whole family! Be prepared to walk a lot, are 4 floors of many dinosaurs, not to mention the attractions.
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  • At first, went to the Dinosaur Museum. At 720 yen. Because it was the place I wanted to go, I went alone, but in one thoroughly experienced force of the kind dinosaur.
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  • CM JR Fukui's dinosaur is famous for? Was apparently featured spot in travel magazines. The warning signs and the haunt bear of signs to the site at the entrance of the Dinosaur Museum. While the dinosaurs more realistic feeling. Sunday afternoon spots a fine vehicles on the parking is weird I have came home. Not really tired to watch but was not very interested in dinosaurs. Exhibited the moving figure reproduces various dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur, very interesting.
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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.