Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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Exhibition at the museuem
Exhibition at the museuem (Photo: Larry Knipfing / JT)

Discover your inner paleontologist at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. This renowned facility is one of the world’s leading dinosaur museums and is the largest dinosaur museum in the country. It is located in Katsuyama City, which is home to Japan’s largest excavation site. The fossils of five dinosaurs were discovered here.


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.



51-11, Terao, Muraoka-cho, Katsuyama, Fukui (Map) (Directions)


9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00



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From Katsuyama Station take a community bus that runs from the station to the museum (15 mins) or a taxi (10 mins).

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