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Fukui Dinosaur Museum

51-11 Murokocho Terao, Katsuyama 911-8601, Fukui Prefecture
+81 779-88-8700
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Worth revisiting

Have been many times and always enjoy visiting, as often find new details among the many exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Here we come ...... Fukuiraptor!

Located in the town of Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, Fukui Dinosaur Museum is not to be missed for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51-11 Murokocho Terao, Katsuyama 911-8601, Fukui Prefecture
+81 779-88-8700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been many times and always enjoy visiting, as often find new details among the many exhibits, and like to see my favourite exhibits again. They also have special exhibitions (for an extra few hundred yen on the ticket price), currently about dinosaur eggs. In...More

1  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the town of Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, Fukui Dinosaur Museum is not to be missed for dinosaur lovers. It took my family close to 4 hours to get from Nagoya to the museum. From Nagoya Shinkansen station, we took the earliest (7:50 am) Shirasagi...More

3  Thank Perfect_dad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A brilliant museum with other prehistoric exhibits other than dinosaurs. Many descriptions in English so no need to wonder what is being looked at. Descriptions are informative. Special exhibit was about dinosaur nests and eggs on this visit. Well worth the entrance fee.

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The dinosaur museum looks down onto the valley and Katsuyama. It is a large museum with hundreds of exhibits, which are all really exciting and awe-inspiring. There are unique dinosaurs here that were discovered in Fukui, and others that really do look like Pokemon. On...More

2  Thank bcj 0
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My visit was actually back in 2008. The Fukui Dinosaur museum is amazing. There's lots of information, fossils, displays of dinosaurs, and a study space that visitors can observe Paeliantologists at work. Fukui preference of Japan is where majority of all dinosaur remains found in...More

1  Thank KibaTravels
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

There're a lot fossils and dinosaur models. Some of them can move. Not a lot interactions available.

Thank Jiapeng Z
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Would love to have spent more time here. So much to see and some good interactive displays. The robotic dinosaurs will scare the youngest viewers though.

Thank BobbieTee
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend several hours while in Fukui. We were given a flyer at the Information Station at Fukui Station, entitling us to the train and bus ride to the museum and entrance to the museum for about 2100 yen adult...More

4  Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We did a giant detour to visit the Fukui dinosaur museum on our way from Osaka to Tokyo and it was worth every minute! If you have kids who love dinosaurs - this place is an absolute must visit. It's a museum solely dedicated to...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 28 February 2017

『恐竜の卵』を模した巨大な球状の建物だからか、存分に高さ・広さを活かせる展示が、この博物館の強みになっていると思います。それによって、模型や骨格とは言え、遥かに巨大な身体が、どのような生活をしていたのかが分かります。加えて展示方法もユニーク。周回できるようなスロープを設けることで、背丈の高い恐竜の模型や骨格を、眼下や目線と同じ高さで見ることが出来ます。動く模型だけでなく、より近くで、より様々な角度から観察してもらう、というのが最大の魅力であると思います。 恐竜だけでなく、恐竜と同じ時代を生きた他の生物の骨格標本や、進化の過程をつぶさに観察できる展示物が多いのもこの博物館の魅力です。これまでの博物館では、下から見上げて観察する展示手法が多いですが、この博物館では様々な角度で観察できるため、子供も全く飽きません。むしろ、恰好の学びのスポットと言えそうです。 福井駅から少なくとも1時間に2本は電車が出ていますし、有料のシャトルバスもあります。交通の面ではそれほどの不自由は感じません。連日の人気でお土産屋・レストランは常時混雑していますので、買い物や食事は、ピークの時間を割けた上での利用がよさそうです。 Because the structure of the museum is a huge spherical shape imitating a egg of dinosaurs, the height and the width for exhibits are fully utilized. In particular, you will be amazed by the biology that makes use of the long neck...More

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8 March 2017|
Response from Cyber0515 | Reviewed this property |
See the following website (Japanese only): goo.gl/cDT27D