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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum福井県立恐竜博物館

Museum / Science Museum

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is a specialist geology and paleontology museum, focused particularly on dinosaurs, which is located in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture (an area where many dinosaur fossils have been found). More than 40 complete dinosaur skeletons are on display, enabling visitors to get a feel for just how big dinosaurs were. The Museum also has large-scale dioramas and a computer graphics theatre that recreate the type of prehistoric forest in which dinosaurs lived, giving visitors a sense of having “traveled back in time.” Both adults and children can enjoy learning about the history of the Earth through the dinosaurs’ story.


Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 Toyama dinosaur forest (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)

phone 0779880001

9:00-17:00 (until 16:30) * Opening hours are extended Sunday

Review of Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/19 Worth making a trip
Had a Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass and was in Kanazawa. So thought would make my pass worth by having a day trip to Fukui. At Fukui Station, saw an ad on a package that covers two way train...
Reviewed:2018/08/30 Fun with the big fellas
Several impressive full dinosaur skeletons. Well organized and almost all info for the exhibits had an English translation. Lots of anamatronics which the kids loved. Science is clearly their focus.
Reviewed:2018/08/26 さすが世界三大恐竜博物館 top 3 dinosaur museum in the world

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Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 Toyama dinosaur forest [ map ]
Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea
9:00-17:00 (until 16:30) * Opening hours are extended Sunday
2nd, 4Wednesday (In case of Public holiday, The next day/Summer vacation Period is open everyday), New Year's Holiday, There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee to view] General730yen, 420yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students260yen
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Available Parking lot in park/Free/1500spaces
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          Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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