Place to go

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

The largest-scale dinosaur museum in Japan

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

About

One of the largest dinosaur museums in the world is located in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, where Japan’s largest numbers of dinosaur fossils have been found. The museum consists of three zones; “Dinosaur World”, “Earth Sciences” and “History of Life”. After going through the passage called “Dino Street” in the basement, you will see an array of 40 complete dinosaur skeletons exhibited in the huge oval shaped space. One thousand and several hundred dinosaur specimens, the large-sized restored diorama and screen images of the dinosaurs are displayed in a lively way just like an impressive “Life-size Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur”. Other highlights including “Dinosaurs in Japan and Asia“ corner where the dinosaurs in Fukui are reconstructed and exhibited, and the hands-on type exhibition room ‘Dino Lab’ where the complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton stands at the center of the room, are also well worth visiting.

Location

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

51-11, Muroko-cho Terao, Katsuyama-shi, Fukui-ken

Infomation

Access

Get off at JR Fukui Station,then board Echizen Railway Eiheiji Katsuyama Line,bound for Katsuyama(approx.1 hour).Get off at Katsuyama St.,then board a community bus(approx.15 min.) or catch a taxi(approx.10 min.).
Get off at JR Echizen-ono St., then catch a taxi(approx.20 min.).

Wi-fi

-

place nearby

 
Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle

Most of the Castle Towers in Japan were rebuilt...

Read more

 
Echizen Washi Village

Echizen Washi Village

Washi (Japanese paper)-making of Echizen city h...

Read more

 
The Eiheiji Head Temple

The Eiheiji Head Temple

This is the headquarters of Soto sect, one of J...

Read more

 
Tojinbo

Tojinbo

Tojinbo, where rough waves are washing on the t...

Read more

Featured Recommendations

Users who viewed This Place also viewed.

 
Tojinbo

Tojinbo

Tojinbo, where rough waves are washing on the t...

Read more

 

Read more

 
Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum

Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum

Ninja is a mysterious and enigmatic group condu...

Read more

 
Tateyama/Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama/Kurobe Alpine Route

This is the world-leading alpine tourist route ...

Read more