Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum by using our Katsuyama itinerary app .
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  • To be honest, I'm not interested in dinosaurs. However, there is a force that even women can be excited! Actually, this is my second visit. Anyway, it is wide, and it takes a lot of time if I proceed while reading the explanation one by one. Because it is a fairly easy-to-understand explanation, I think that you can enjoy it if you are not good at reading characters. There is also a video corner! If you go to the video corner after a lot of tours, you will be tired and sleepy. LOL There is also a souvenir corner, but I didn't see it inside because there were so many children and it was hard to walk. There is also a little souvenir corner in the back of the parking lot! It was easier to see there.
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  • This museum was built solely for dinosaur exhibits. What is fundamentally different from ordinary museums is that the atmosphere of the dinosaur era is thorough. I was drawn in involuntarily. Most of the dinosaurs on display are replicas. Dinosaur fossils found in the local area that I wanted to see the most were displayed in the corner unexpectedly.
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  • Much better than anticipated. There were a huge number of dinosaur skeletons, including a number of real (non-replica) skulls and other bones. There were also exhibits about other animals, plants, geology, and how the Earth developed over time. Overall it reminded me of the Natural History Museum in New York City, although being Fukui and not NYC they don't have as much money. Overall, if you like dinosaurs and natural history, it's worth checking out.
  • It is a highly recommended place for all ages. You will be amazed by the reality, and the quantity of the things exhibited there. It is a terrific place to get to know from where it all began and where it all gone. The museum has various zone including hands-on where kids and adults may explore things by touching, turning, twisting, pulling and so on. You may stare at the real scientists and technicians while they are at work from behind a see-through window. There is a movie theatre to see a movie about 3-4 various topics for one to choose. At an additional cost, visitors may participate in outdoor excavation activities in spring and fall (you can reserve a space over the NET 2 days prior to your visit). There is only ONE restaurant always crowded and no space to sit and eat your own food (actually prohibited). However, I recommend to bring your own food and eat it outside on a green playground with a big slide for your kids to enjoy, just a few meter away from the main building.
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