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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Travel Guide - Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum


Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is located near the Japan's largest findspot of dinosaurs. The museum exhibits more than 30 skeletal preparations of dinosaurs gathered from all over the world. Visitors can experience the age of the dinosaurs at a diorama with real-sized dinosaur models and CG theater. The museum also exhibits other ancient creatures and the earth's history.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 720 yen (General, Adult)
  • 410 yen (Student)
  • 260 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from Katuyama Station on the Echizen Railway Katsuyama Eiheiji Line by the bus bound for Nagaosan. Get off at Kyoryu Hakubutsukan-mae Bus stop.
  • 10-minute taxi ride from Katuyama Station on the Echizen Railway Katsuyama Eiheiji Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 51-11, Murokocho Terao, Katsuyama-shi, Fukui, 911-8601


Pierce Panic @pierce_panic - 2021-01-14
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📺Филоцератопс📺 @Philoceratops - 2020-12-18
For me:

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Cesc Grané @cescgrane - 2020-11-10
I’ve spent some days in Katsuyama visiting the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
5 unique species of dinosaur foss… https://t.co/f5UEoG0OR9
The Japan News @The_Japan_News - 2020-11-06
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is creating an innovative facility to truly excite al… https://t.co/pUoUHbMr8R
kou @kou10896026 - 2020-10-30
@Wael_artwarlock @TheSimCommunity The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is regarded as one of the three largest din… https://t.co/Cuo6cNCSSc
Being Kansai @BeingKansai - 2020-10-26
“To go extinct or not go extinct, that is the question.” #Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum 🦕 https://t.co/drRElk6c4r
k-ta(けーた)_ラーメンLOVER @kta92751434 - 2020-08-07
@JusticeDuncan4 I think this skull is probably a cast.
This specimen is exhibited at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan.
Nick Kapur @nick_kapur - 2020-08-01
Since the 1980s, massive amounts of dinosaur fossils have been found in Fukui at the Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, incl… https://t.co/dK63dlvHQu
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology @RoyalTyrrell - 2020-07-31
Happy #InternationalFriendshipDay to our sister museum, Japan’s Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum! The museum is ce… https://t.co/3M3Nr1fo77
Lower_sugar_and_calories @LCalories - 2020-07-29
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Now, Fukui prefectural #Dinosaur Museum has a reservation system and a replacement system to prevent… https://t.co/Qy4jb2ialA
Lower_sugar_and_calories @LCalories - 2020-07-26
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かいけつゾロリ @ZororiKaiketsu - 2020-07-23
Zorori will receive a short 20-minute long film, called 'Kaiketsu Zorori's Expedition! Dinosaur Museum', celebratin… https://t.co/yfxnodLxmi
Sébastien + Japan @sebastienplus - 2020-07-04
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MATCHA @MATCHA_global - 2020-07-02
Discovering Fossils At The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum https://t.co/JBd3F1l0r5
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-06-26
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Here, you'll have the opportunity to view the skeletons of over 40 dinosaurs! You… https://t.co/FNyA9uGcwl
Jonathan Cramb @Crambot_palaeo - 2020-05-07
I hear that it’s #NationalDinosaurDay in Australia, so here’s Muttaburrasaurus in the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Mu… https://t.co/0OYqLAwjIP
Max Xavier @max1xavier - 2020-04-20
@RobotMakerGirl @SUEtheTrex Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum has an older style virtual tour.
Steve Brusatte @SteveBrusatte - 2020-04-14
@MarciaRochna Definitely the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum--one of my favorite museums in the world!
Ben Grace @BG_Grace - 2020-04-06
Ichnotaxonomic revision of dinosaur tracks from the Lower Cretaceous Tetori Group, Japan (OA) (pdf) - v Memoir of t… https://t.co/NCxdczMiKI
Takuya Imai @imai_takuya - 2020-03-31
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is closed until April 19th. We regret that we cannot show you the new specimens w… https://t.co/q1r7zB3bCO
Takuya Imai @imai_takuya - 2020-03-25
BTW, I feel that Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is the only public and permanent place in which you can have bot… https://t.co/W7PBWGtZLE
Takuya Imai @imai_takuya - 2020-03-25
Since I realized that there has not been an announcement in English...

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is CLOSED… https://t.co/a2Zagrsb33
🍺 寝瓶 🍺 @Nevin_Thompson - 2020-03-21
Virtual dinosaur museum, courtesy of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. (Fukui is the dinosaur capital of Japan… https://t.co/OQyKayMgYN
Η Νερονή Κλαύδιος Καίσαρ Αύγουστος @NERONECLAVDIVS - 2020-02-11
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Tokushima Prefectural Museum announced on October 10 that fossils of the… https://t.co/NMtcgjOJuA
Dinotoyblog @dinotoyblog - 2020-02-06
Released in 2016, the excellent #Redondasaurus vs. #Coelophysis set by @Favorite_co_ltd for the Fukui Prefectural D… https://t.co/JTbh1MLWkU
Philippine Primer @PrimerPH - 2020-02-04
#Travel: This dinosaur museum in Japan houses a a selection of dinosaur bones, animatronic displays, and a section… https://t.co/Z4z9BYFyeS
Isaiah Montvel-Cohen @IsaiahMontvel - 2020-02-02
@OfficialBilly_R Next to the ones at the AMNH, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum's exhibits are the best I've e… https://t.co/i0llW0goFj
Klinsman Hinjaya @KlinsmanHinjaya - 2020-02-02
@ChrisDPiazza I've always wanted to visit the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum – seems a super awesome place for d… https://t.co/ni0gzBwWF6
ケビン Nguyen @DraikenTalkos - 2020-01-03
@dory_tori From Gifu, about 4 hours including a bus from the nearest station. A lot less time from Kyoto because th… https://t.co/WUVy1EpV6f
Isaiah Montvel-Cohen @IsaiahMontvel - 2019-12-16
I’ll be visiting Katsuyama, Fukui (the site of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum) and Tokyo again. Gonna be in… https://t.co/XkoDtTRlI0


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