If you like dinosaurs (and who doesn't!) this is a great place to visit. Well laid out and with gorgeous exhibits, the Fukui Prefecture Dinosaur Museum is a must see for anyone visiting Japan. Just a short bus or taxi ride from Katsuyama Station on the Echizen Line, plan to spend half a day here enjoying the archeology, history, and drama. One point for improvement: Although there is some, there's not enough English information here - although they do have a very good English website. Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly. Enjoy!
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