One of the World's Three Greatest Dinosaur Museums in Chubu Region
Posted on March 17, 2016
Located in the city of Katsuyama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum has rare replicas of skeletons and original fossils from the well-recognized dinosaur sites in the world. It has more than 40 dinosaur skeletons on display together with excellent English explanations, and it has a small exhibitions about the history of life and the earth science. This is the only one dinosaur museum that has a dinosaur evolutionary tree (taxonomy) on the big wall. The museum also includes research facilities, where you can see how researchers isolate fossils from behind a glass window and allow all visitors to pick up and hold real fossils. (*ﾟ▽ﾟ)ﾉ
From Fukui Station, take the Echizen Railway to its terminal station, Katsuyama Station . At Katsuyama Station, transfer to a community bus bound for Mizubasho. Get off at the Kyoryu Hakubutsukan-mae (恐竜博物館前) bus stop in front of the museum.
★Fee: Primary or secondary school students 260 yen, high school or college students: 410 yen, adults: 720 yen
Photos & report by Enkhee Purev
* 15 JTNC Travel Reporters are currently reporting Central Japan.