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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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Wonderful place to bring out the inner child

The 50 odd minutes train ride from Fukui Station to Katsuyama Station passed through fairly... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
Yuan_MY
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Amazing museum, particularly if you have kids

We were looking forward to making our way to this museum on an 8 day long loop from Nagoya, Fukui... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
Wayne M
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

The 50 odd minutes train ride from Fukui Station to Katsuyama Station passed through fairly pleasant countryside. As the train was coming into Katsuyama Station, the dome shaped exhibition hall building of the museum was visible in the distance like a silver dinosaur egg in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

We were looking forward to making our way to this museum on an 8 day long loop from Nagoya, Fukui, Kanazawa, Takayama and back to Nagoya. We have a 7 year old who loves dinosaurs. It certainly didn't disappoint. The museum is huge with lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

This venue was part of my winter holiday plan. I initially hesitated as I wanted my 6 year old to experience what a real dinosaur museum is really like. We been to some that gravitate to kids. I would expect a more mature approach to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

What makes this museum special is the animatronics and the simulated habitat of the various dinosaurs. There are also interactive parts where you get to touch and feel the bones and plants of the dinosaur age. Never been to much dinosaur museum but this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Drove all the way from Kanazawa town to get to this place and it was worth the 1.5hr drive. The way to the museum itself was dotted with various dino statues along the side of the road. The main building was awesome. There was long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank gmsgms2016
Reviewed December 8, 2018

An excellent museum with lots to see, not only dinosaurs, but exhibits of other animals, plants, and rocks/stones. Well worth the entry fee. They have added a new building outside, which has a souvenir shop and cafe. The ones inside the museum can get very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass and was in Kanazawa. So thought would make my pass worth by having a day trip to Fukui. At Fukui Station, saw an ad on a package that covers two way train from Fukui to Katsunyama, shuttle bus and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank travelover76
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Several impressive full dinosaur skeletons. Well organized and almost all info for the exhibits had an English translation. Lots of anamatronics which the kids loved. Science is clearly their focus.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank craigalank
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

さすが世界三大恐竜博物館の1つと言われるだけあり、規模も展示物もすごい量です。博物館だけでも3時間弱いました。この周辺も合わせれば1日いられますよ。トイレは設備が新しいこともあり、オムツ台などもフル装備です。レストランも中にあります。注意点は、駐車場が土日だとあっという間になくなることでふ。夏休みなどは9時には無くなってしまうのでご注意下さい。 This dinosaur museum is one of TOP3 in the world. Quite big and high quality. We stayed there for 3 hours. They have clean toilet and child care bed. And also, restaurant. When you go there with car, you have to arrive there until...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KonaHualalai
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The place is worth to visit. The fee is inexpensive comparing to what are shown inside the museum. The real dinosaur skeleton and fossil as well as the explanation are excellent. There are rental audio guide for foreigners. There is small restaurant with very nice...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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