Extinct and mysterious, but always fascinating, dinosaurs give us a glimpse into our planet’s deep history. Get to know them better at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, where you can see real fossils and dioramas, and dig for bones yourself!
Walk among prehistoric giants at one of the world’s three largest dinosaur museums, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum! With a sprawling 15,000 square meters of floor space, the museum is fittingly located in Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture, which has unearthed more dinosaur fossils than the rest of Japan since excavations began in 1989. As there have been fossils of new dinosaur species discovered in Fukui, you’ll get to see fossils of dinosaurs named after the prefecture at this museum. They include the herbivorous Fukuisaurus, as well as the carnivorous Fukuiraptor. Also on display is an extensive 42-piece collection of whole dinosaur skeletons and dioramas, of which seven are actual fossils. Exhibits are all accompanied by excellent explanations in English, and you can rent multilingual audio guides, too. The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum draws around 700,000 curious visitors every year, and is also an active international dinosaur research center, with Japanese and foreign paleontologists in residence. From behind a glass window, you’ll be able to watch them clean fossils and conduct research. Or, get a taste of being a paleontologist yourself at the museum, where you can also try holding and digging for fossils in a hands-on experience! Besides an open-dated ticket to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, this bundle also includes an Echizen Railway one-day ticket and one-day community bus ticket, for hassle-free travel to the museum.
1) Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with a QR code as an e-ticket 2) Once your booking is confirmed, you cannot cancel it, but your ticket is flexible-date, valid for 90 days from the date indicated on it 3) On the day of your visit, present the confirmation email with the QR code (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at the Echizen Railway Fukui Station Counter to redeem your Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum admission ticket, Echizen Railway one-day ticket, and community bus one-day ticket