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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 admission) *Open Hours Expand Sunday

Review of Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/09 Stellar time with the dinosaurs
We absolutely loved the day at the museum. Theres a great anime film thats shown without subtitles in English but we still were able to watch and enjoy it- we combined this with the nearby echizen...
Reviewed:2020/01/19 Always worth revisiting
Revisited after about 6 months since the last time. Have been here many times but always seem to find something I’ve missed before or something new added, and enjoy seeing the same exhibits again...
Reviewed:2019/11/30 Really worth visiting!
The collection of dinosaur fossil here is amazing! They have all the dinosaur I could name and more! Fossils come from different parts of the world. Each exhibit has the skeleton and a mini display...

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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 admission) *Open Hours Expand Sunday
2nd,4Wednesday (The next day in case of Public holiday, 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
Parking Lot
Available Use parking lot in park/Free/1500spaces
Credit Card
Temporary suspension:Closed until June 14, 2020 (Information as of June 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Fukui Areas


          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.