One of the world's top 3 dinosaur museums.
Fukui is the city where most dinosaurs are found in Japan. "Fukuisaurus" and "Fukuiraptor", their names are both from "Fukui" where they were first discoverd. In this dinosaur kingdom, there are not only various dinosaur fossils excavated in Fukui, but also dinosaurs from all over the world. There are an amazing 42 dinosaur bone specimens.
Don't just watch—experience the fun of excavation yourself!

51-11 Terao, Muroko, Katsuyama, Fukui


Take Tokaido Shinkansen from Nagoya Staion to Maihara Station (36 minutes),
take JR Shirasagi from Maihara Station to Fukui Station (1.5 hours),
take Echizen Train Katsuyama Eiheiji-Line from Fukui Station to Katsuyama Station,
take Community Bus from Katsuyama Station to Dinosaur Museum (15 minutes).

Business hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last entry: 4:30 p.m.)


The second and fourth Wednesday of the month (If it is a holiday, the following day), Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 29–Jan 2)



Credit card payment

MUFG Card/ DC/ UFJ Card/NicoS/Visa/Master Card/ JCB/American Express/Diners Club International/Discover


Adults: ¥720
Highschool and university students: ¥410
Junior Highschool and under: ¥260

Average visit length

About 4 hours

Websites Official Site Museum Association(JPN)

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