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Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museumいわき市石炭・化石館

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The Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum is dedicated to fossils and to the history of the coal-mining industry. There are displays of many precious fossils from all over the world, with the centerpiece being the Futabasaurus suzukii plesiosaur skeleton that was discovered in the Futaba Town of Iwaki City. The coal exhibition area has displays on the history of coal’s use as a fuel, focusing on the coal that used to be mined in the Iwaki region, and on the history of coal-mining. This part of the Museum includes a very authentic reproduction of part of a coal mine, which was used as a filming location for the movie “Hula Girls.”


Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1 (Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea)

phone 0246423155

9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)

Review of Coal & Fossil Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/02/09 Quick visit.
Nice place to visit quickly, if in the area. Pretty good amount of fossils and sorts and you can get a little glimps into the japanese coal mining.
Reviewed:2017/12/04 Great displays
I have never been to a fossil museum before so the big dinosaur sceletons were really impressive. Iwaki seems to be really proud of that Suzuki dinosaur which got discovered around there.
The best...
Reviewed:2017/08/02 All in Japanese.
Wouldn't let me in on a seniors evidence despite sign so had to pay full entrance fee. Very good display of fossils and dynosaurs. Excellent coal mine display showing underground workings.

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Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1 [ map ]
Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
3rdTuesday (The next day for Public holiday), 1/1
[Admission fee to view] General650yen, Middle/High school/University student 430yen, Elementary School Students320yen
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