One of the World's Three Largest Dinosaur Museums

Located in Kachiyama City, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is a treasure trove known throughout Japan. Ranging from dinosaurs bones to fossils, models and dioramas—experience a recreated dino-world. There's something for everyone here, from kids to adults. There is a cafe, with a kids menus, where you can take a break.

Address 51-11 Terao, Muroko-cho, Katsuyama-shi, Fukui 911-8601

〒911-8601 福井県勝山市村岡町寺尾51−11
Directions

JR

Route 1
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4) Nagoya-Fukui (2h 10m)
Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line Fukui-Katsuyama (1h)
Go to the bus stop 3 in front of Katsuyama station.
Community Bus "Guru-rin" (To Kyoryu Hakubutsukan ) Katsuyama-Kyoryu Hakubutsukan (15m) or take a taxi from Katsuyama station (10m)

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Route 2
JR Tokaido Shinkansen (platform 16 or 17) Nagoya-Maibara (30m)
JR Limited Express Shirasagi Maibara-Fukui (1h)
Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line Fukui-Katsuyama (1h)
Go to the bus stop 3 in front of Katsuyama station.
Community Bus "Guru-rin" (To Kyoryu Hakubutsukan ) Katsuyama-Kyoryu Hakubutsukan (15m) or take a taxi from Katsuyama station (10m)

Business hours


9am–5pm
No entrance 30 minutes prior to closing
<a href="https://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/guide/fee.html">Check schedule</a>

Holidays


Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (or following non-holiday), open all summer vacation, closed 12/29–1/2

Contact

Tel: 0779-88-0001

Wi-Fi

FreeWiFi_FUKUI

Credit card payment

<a href="https://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/guide/fee.html">Check website</a>

Supported languages

English, Chinese, and Korean audio guides available

Price


General ¥720
High School/University ¥410
Elementary/Junior High ¥260

Average visit length

4 hours–half day

Websites Official Site https://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/en/Fukui Tourism Guidehttps://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/feature/feature-dinosaur_museum.php

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