Walking on Drift Ice
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is recognized as one of the top dinosaur museums in the world, and is the largest in Japan. The museum is located in Katsuyama City, which is the center of dinosaur research in Japan. The main floors exhibit more than 40 dinosaur skeletons, such as those of Fukuiraptors and Fukuisauruses, which were excavated nearby, as well as several life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Address: 51-11 Terao, Muroko, Katsuyama, Fukui
Airport: Komatsu Airport
9:00 to 17:00 (No entry after 16:30). Closed on the second and fourth
Wednesday of every month and from December 29 to January 2
Elementary or junior high school students
Individuals: 260 yen, Groups: 210 yen
High school or college students
Individuals: 410 yen, Groups: 310 yen
Individuals: 720 yen, Groups: 620 yen
From Katsuyama Station, take the community bus for 20 minutes (100 yen for a day pass) in the direction of Nagaoyama and get off at the Kyoryu Hakubutsukan-mae bus stop in front of the museum.