Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Transportation Tickets


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!


  • Flexible tickets: buy now and go anytime within 90 days!
  • Get an up-close look at whole dinosaur skeletons and dioramas
  • See fossils of new dinosaur species unearthed in Fukui, including the Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus
  • Hands-on fossil excavation experience available from spring to autumn
  • One-day Echizen Railway and community bus tickets included for unlimited, convenient travel

Key Information

Important Information

• Multilingual audio guides are available for an additional 540 JPY each • Entry and transportation are free for children aged 5 and younger, but there may be restrictions on the number of children that can travel for free with a fare-paying adult • The one-day bus ticket is valid only for Fukui’s community bus; it cannot be used on private buses such as Keitetsu and Fukutetsu


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.

How it works

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

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