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.


Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum


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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