Excavating fossils near Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum


People sometimes call Fukui Prefecture “the Dinosaur Kingdom” because it has the largest site in Japan for the excavation of dinosaur fossils. The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is in the city of Katsuyama, and I went there today.(This is the website of Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.) read more

Starting from a small stone: Fukui’s dinosaur story

You can see this at Fukui Station.


What does the word dinosaur remind you of? For me, it reminds me of the movie Jurassic Park, which I watched at a theater with my father and brother.

Dinosaurs lived from about 230 to 66 million years ago. They dominated the Earth for 160 million years. It’s largely believed that most of them became extinct because of a meteor impact. A lot of researchers think that dinosaurs evolved into birds. read more