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Fun and educational local landmark

"Turn left at the dinosaurs" sounds a bit odd, but that’s just how directions are given. These... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
hfot2
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Vermont
Moving dinosaur.

It is located directly in front of the station. They built them here because of the famous dinosaur... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2016
kibibo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1-1-1 Chuo | JR Fukui Station West Entrance, Fukui 910-0006, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Accessible by private Echizen train the museum offers an informative experience for young and old alike. Follow the history of the dinosaurs through the ages through a chronologically ordered exhibit. A mix of real bones and mock ups give you an appreciation for the size...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank yeskoa
Reviewed September 28, 2018

"Turn left at the dinosaurs" sounds a bit odd, but that’s just how directions are given. These critters move, roar, and generally make themselves known to everyone who heads out the door and across the street once you leave the station. You can get close...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank hfot2
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Life size dinosaur models in a landscaped area. The models move and roar. Short descriptions in English so that you know what is being interpreted by the display. Worth a look if you are near the station and a good photo opportunity.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank worcesterwoman22
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Interesting display of animatronic dinosaurs that move a bit and roar, as well as some footprints. Detailed explanations are in both Japanese and English, which is great. Well worth a look if you're around Fukui station.

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A small area at the front of the station with animatronic dinosaurs and other models and useful explanations. Well worth spending a few minutes lnvestigating. Very popular with children and visitors taking photos in front of the exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is like a small open air exhibit of the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, with three animatronic dinosaurs, detailed explanations in English and Japanese, and sample dinosaur footprints. Seems to always be popular, with people taking photos. A great and free open air exhibit in front...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Area now outside the station much improved. The animated model dinosaurs are good to look at and have some interesting explanations in English. Worth a look at if around the station.

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed December 17, 2016

It is located directly in front of the station. They built them here because of the famous dinosaur museum which is located in Fukui prefecture, around an hour drive away.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank kibibo
Reviewed September 23, 2016

These detailed animatronic dinosaurs seem to have found a permanent home on the west side of the station (contrary to the TripAdvisor map, which currently shows it on the east side). Anyway, it is difficult to miss. Always popular with people, often with children, taking...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We went to the RR station to check out the animatronic dinosaurs there. The sauropod that was named Fukuititan Nipponensis, b/c it had a little bit longer metacarpal. Are they sure that wasn’t just an individual difference? Kind of cute as they also named another...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Kip F
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