Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

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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. Put Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Katsuyama itinerary app.
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  • Still the same excellent dinosaur museum. They seem to change some exhibits slightly every now and then, as I always notice something new whenever I visit again. You need to book online to visit... 
    Still the same excellent dinosaur museum. They seem to change some exhibits slightly every now and then, as I always notice something new whenever I visit again. You need to book online to visit...  more »
  • Still the same excellent Dinosaur Museum. There is currently a special exhibit about Fukui's dinosaurs, at no extra charge. You now need to book entry online before going to the museum. Entry times.....  more
    Still the same excellent Dinosaur Museum. There is currently a special exhibit about Fukui's dinosaurs, at no extra charge. You now need to book entry online before going to the museum. Entry times.....  more »
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  • This is a great place to spend time with your family. We had a wonderful time. I think anyone who is interested in the past and in life here on our planet, the only home life has that we know of, will have good time and get a lot out of visiting here. The train ride from Fukui to Katsuyama was quite scenic as well. It’s worth taking not only for the discounted museum tickets but also the views.
  • Awesome Dinosaur museum! The design is top-down so you start by going down a super long escalator and gradually make your way back up to the top. Plenty of big exhibits, tons of info, and they even have presentations by resident researchers and archeologists! I just wish we could have stayed longer!

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