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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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+81 779-88-8700

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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.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank Jiapeng Z
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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109 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 fare. Having seen the dinosaur Sue in Chicago, and the dinosaur exhibit at the La... More 

2 Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 dinosaurs and unlike other natural history museums which just have one section dedicated to dinosaurs.... More 

Thank Melanie S
Tokyo, Japan
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 dinosaur's length. In addition, by having a slope for circling, you can observe the dinosaur... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This museum has many things to explore and learn, it doesn't mainly focus on just dinosaurs. There are many different exhibits such as the extinct animal exhibit, the earthquake exhibit where you get to stand in a room and they replicate an earthquake which occurred in the past. The many skeletons and sculptures are all supported with fact cards in... More 

1 Thank TimB20177
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143 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Even though it is a bit far from the other major attractions in the area, this museum is one I highly recommend, not just for dinosaur fans but also those want to look at the different types of dinosaur, the fossils, or just have some fun. It is very educational, with a lot of fossils on display, and there are... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Esperance, Western Australia, Australia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank susicubed
Osaka, Japan
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank hadaka_naked
Southport, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
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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