Many dinosaur fossils have been discovered in the northern part of Fukui Prefecture.
It is the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum that has made research on these fossils as the hub of dinosaur fossil research in Japan.
The FPDM has made research not only on the dinosaur fossils excavated in Fukui Prefecture, but also on those discovered all over the world. A wide variety of exhibition of dinosaur fossils in the FPDM is said to be ranked as the three best ones in the world. In the exhibition room are over forty complete skeletons of dinosaur fossils, which have gained great popularity especially among children.