Katsuyama

Katsuyama (勝山) is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, famous for its dinosaur museum, ski slopes, and large temple.

Get in

Trains run to Katsuyama regularly from Fukui station on the Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line. 53 minutes, ¥750.

The easiest way to get to Katsuyama is by car, 40 minutes from Fukui City. Buses also run from Fukui City and Ono.

See

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Do

Skiing and snowboarding - Katsuyama is one of the best places in the Hokuriku region for snow sports. There are many different ski areas in Katsuyama and the neighboring Ono City.

Hiking mountains - in warmer seasons, mountains in Katsuyama offer an accessible way to see rare alpine plants and enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Hakusan.

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