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Fukui Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 51-11 Murokocho Terao, Katsuyama 911-8601, Fukui Prefecture
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Lots To See In A Specialist Museum

A great museum with lots to see and learn - interesting for adults and children alike. A really cool display of minerals as well as some lovely fossils.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Esperance, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A great museum with lots to see and learn - interesting for adults and children alike. A really cool display of minerals as well as some lovely fossils.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This museum covers everything from types of rocks to fossils of small creatures to dinosaurs to Ice Age fossils to human fossils to the history of fossil hunting in Fukui. There are big skeletons, little skeletons, dinosaur robots, footprints, poop...more dinosaurs than you know what to do with! And explanations in English! I recommend the cheeseburger in the cafe, too.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world and there are hundreds of dinosaurs skeletons (some are reconstructions, some are actual fossils) along with other prehistoric animals, such are early mammals and birds. Kids will be enthralled and adults will feel like kids again. From Fukuiguchi station, you can buy a combo ticket that includes a return... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in giving science experiences to your children of all ages, here is one of the best places you can spend hours. Although most of explanations are in Japanese, we still can learn a lot interesting here. Even the 3 years old kids can have fun too by joining dino lab. The museum was the third largest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I definitely recommend revisiting if you haven't been for a year or more. It is always interesting to see the excellent exhibits again - one of my favourites is the two dinosaurs caught in a mudslide while fighting. You can discover some exhibits tucked away that had missed before, too. The museum has also begun doing temporary exhibitions, that will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The museum is a beautiful dome-shaped building sitting on top of a scenic mountain. It has an awesome collection of dinosaur fossils. My son who is a dinosaur fan enjoyed his visit very much. It was also a very inspiring visit for a non-dinosaur-lover like myself. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I would avoid the month of August if it's possible. Its a good museum but it's not enjoyable when all the displayed is blocked by people , people and more people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Departing from the usual visit to shrine, temple and mountains, this museum provide something new for my children. It is not big and you would probably spend 2 hours inside nevertheless, it provides some new information for me and my children. Do give it a visit if you ever come to Fukui

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Zion, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This museum was great to inform people about all the dinosaurs found in this region and across the globe. Very family friendly but all the display information was only available in English and Japanese.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The museum itself is quite big and interesting. But if you really want to enjoy it and listen to all the explanations you should avoid national holidays. We went on the silver week in September and it was very crowded! Impossible to find a place to sit and rest or buy souvenirs. Even water and tea ran out from all... More 

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