Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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One of the three biggest dinosaur museums in the world.
43 whole body dinosaur skeletons, full-impact reconstruction models as well as fossils are exhibited in an extensive space.

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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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Address In Katsuyama Kyoryu-no-mori, 51-11 , Murokocho Terao, Katsuyama City
Business hours 9:00-17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Access Walk for 5 min. from JR Fukui Sta. to Echizen Railway Fukui Sta. Ride Echizen Railway for 53 min. and get off at Katsuyama Sta. Then ride a Community bus for 12 min. and get off at Kyoryu Hakubutsukan bus stop. It's a short walk from the bus stop to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
Closed 2nd and 4th Wed., from Dec. 29 to Jan. 2, and some temporary closings
Tel 0779-88-0001
URL http://www.dinosaur.pref.fukui.jp/en/
Fee Adult: ¥720 (extra fee for special exhibition)

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