In Fukui Prefecture, the digging of dinosaur fossils began in 1989. Numerous dinosaur fossils have been excavated since then, and the Dinosaur Museum opened in 2000.
In addition to the dinosaur fossil specimens, there are moving dinosaur robots, exhibits on the history of the Earth, and displays of geological strata and ores. While it’s a recommended place for families with children, it is also enjoyable for adults.
For the permanent exhibitions, a quick visit takes about an hour, while a more detailed exploration takes about 2 to 3 hours.
- 15-min bus ride by Gururin Nanbu Line from Echigo Railway Katsuyama Station
- 10-min taxi ride from Echigo Railway Katsuyama Station
Closed on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, December 31st – January 1st
9 am – 5 pm (last entry 16:30)
・Adults (18-69 years old): 1,000 yen
・Elementary/Middle School Student (6-15 years old): 500yen
・High School/University/College Student (6-15 years old): 800yen
・70 years and older: 500 yen
*Online advance purchase of tickets is required for admission. However, there is currently no online ticket purchase page available in English. If there are available time slots, you can purchase tickets at the ticket counter. For inquiries, please contact the museum directly via the contact form or by phone(+81 779 88 0001).
How to say in Japanese
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum: 福井県立恐竜博物館 (ふくいけんりつきょうりゅうはくぶつかん/Fukui Kenritsu Kyōryū Hakubutsukan)