Fukui Dinosaur Museum

One of the biggest and best in the world

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

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The museum is closed monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. If Wednesday is a national holiday, the museum is closed on the following day instead. The museum will be closed from December 2022 to summer 2023 for maintenance and the creation of an additional building.

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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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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you.https://linktr.ee/larryknipfing