8 Best of Dinosaur Souvenirs and Dinosaur Goods to Buy at the Dinosaur Sanctuary, Katsuyama, Fukui

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With the renewal opening of the Dinosaur Museum in the summer of 2023 and the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in the spring of 2024, many people will be traveling to Fukui Prefecture. Fukui Prefecture is known as the Dinosaur Kingdom, and you can see dinosaurs everywhere, such as the large dinosa...


Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture boasts the largest number of dinosaur fossils excavated in Japan, and is a mecca for dinosaurs with one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums.

Inside the "Katsuyama City Geo Terminal" in front of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, there is the "Souvenir Shop Raptor," which boasts the world's largest selection of dinosaur goods. From over 1000 kinds of products, we will introduce recommended dinosaur souvenirs and popular dinosaur goods that can only be purchased here.

① The shop's most popular sweets, "Kyouryu-ko"!

Dinosaur-shaped steamed buns " Kyouryu-ko " is the most popular item at Souvenir Shop Raptor made by Japanese sweets shop "Okashi Tsukasa Owada" located about 5 minutes by car from Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Sweets. This cute looking Kyouryu-ko won a gold medal at the National Confectionery Exposition, and is recommended as an excellent tourist souvenir from Fukui Prefecture!

The home-made bean paste, which is filled with plenty of beans, is made with Hokkaido-grown large beans, and cocoa is kneaded into it as a secret ingredient, so it goes well not only with tea, but also with coffee. The owner carefully makes each one, so the number is limited, but if you can't decide what to buy as a souvenir, you can definitely buy one!

¥1500 (tax included) for 6 pieces ¥1950 (tax included) for 8 pieces

② Delicious and fun excavation experience! ? "Dinosaur Excavation Type Baum"

If you come to the Dinosaur Museum, you definitely want to eat it. Baumkuchen printed with dinosaur fossil illustrations!

Baumkuchen is baked in layers like a stratum, and you can enjoy eating it while cutting out the printed dinosaur fossils as if you were excavating fossils! It has a gentle sweet salted caramel flavor with a hint of salt in the fragrant caramel, and I think it will be liked by children and adults alike.

There are four types of fossils in total, and it's exciting not knowing which dinosaur fossils are inside! There are many ways to eat it, but I like to gently remove it from the surroundings and eat it little by little (laughs).

¥650 (tax included) per piece

③In the interior! Handmade cookies "Gyaopon" in a colorful and cute dinosaur egg

Gyaopon is an additive-free handmade cookie made from rare grains and nuts harvested in Chatan-cho, Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, where dinosaur fossils have been excavated. When you open the package dinosaur egg, a cute baby saurus of handmade butter cookies with 6 kinds of grains will be born.

There are six flavors in total (green soybean grains and powder, Japanese gurumi, red rice malt and perilla, kaya nut, millet powder and mochiwa, black rice grains and peanuts), as well as locally harvested rare grains and nuts. using. Each of the dinosaur eggs in the package has the same design, and each one is handmade. After eating, you can use it as an accessory case, a tumbler, or as an interior decoration.

Dinosaurs are lurking everywhere in Fukui Prefecture, so be sure to bring an egg and take a picture with the dinosaur!

● Gyaopon! BIG (18 pieces / 6 types x 3 pieces) ¥ 1980 (tax included)

● Gyaopon! (8 pieces) Various ¥ 980 (tax included)

④ Dinosaurs on the canvas. Make your own original color dinosaur! "Favorite Fukui Mini Model Set"

The " Favorite Fukui Mini Model Set " is a product that allows you to create your own original dinosaur figure using the included 6 colors of paint and a brush.

It was supervised by the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums, and the prototype was created by Mr. Kazunari Araki, a leading expert in dinosaur modeling.

The product contains 5 types of new dinosaur figures discovered in Fukui Prefecture, and is a white figure set made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that is small but realistically reproduced.

You can use the included paints and brushes to recreate your own dinosaur in your favorite color. Create your own dinosaur world with your own hands while thinking about the dinosaur age!

¥2420 (tax included)

Dinosaur Favorite Favorite Mini Dinosaur Paint Model Box_03 FDP-713

⑤ Perfect for everyday wear! Original T-shirt.

Isn't there a lot of people who choose T-shirts for themselves and as souvenirs?

The souvenir shop Raptor's original T-shirt is printed with the carnivorous dinosaur "Fukuiraptor", which is particularly popular among the dinosaurs found in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture.

There are two types of designs, one with a large print on the front and a powerful one, and the one with a small print on the chest that is easy to use for everyday use.

There are four colors: white, black, navy, and gray. There are many sizes from S to XL, so you can choose your favorite color size. Of course, we also have children's sizes, so we recommend matching outfits for parents and children!

¥2600 (tax included)

Fukuiraptor T-Shirt Adult Unisex Dinosaur T-Shirt

⑥Collaboration of Fukui specialties! "dinosaur accessories"

Fukui Prefecture is world-famous as a production center for eyeglasses, with over 90% of the domestic production of eyeglass frames.

The items made at mamas, a glasses material workshop in Fukui Prefecture, use cellulose acetate, a cotton-derived glasses material that is gentle on the skin and the earth, and are created through the same process as craftsmen making real glasses. increase.

The cute dinosaur-shaped accessories that are carefully hand-polished are very cute.

Each one has a different pattern, so I'm at a loss as to which one to choose.

In addition to accessories, there are miscellaneous goods such as key chains and magnets that are perfect for souvenirs.

Earrings / earrings ¥ 2420 (tax included)

● Key holder ¥ 1650 (tax included)

● Magnet ¥ 1650 (tax included)

⑦Very popular with women! stylish tote bag

A limited edition original tote bag in collaboration with illustrator/designer "keeta" and SOUVENIR SHOP RAPTOR! There are two types: a playful pattern with 100 dinosaurs drawn, and three dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Mosasaurus) drawn in a botanical style.

It's a stylish bag, but I'm happy with the size of it. The fabric is sturdy, so it is a convenient large-capacity bag that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as commuting to work or school, or as a mother's bag.

Size: [Width] Approx. 47.5cm [Height] Approx. 40.7cm [Depth] Approx. 14.5cm

Various ¥ 3300 (tax included)

Jurassic Design Keita Dinosaur Botanical Tyrannosaurus Tote Bag Large Capacity

⑧For baby tableware and dinosaur debut

How about a dinosaur illustration cutlery for baby tableware from around 7 months?

With a cute dinosaur illustration, non-slip material and an easy-to-use shape, this tableware is perfect for babies to use for the first time.

It can be sterilized with boiling water or chemical solution, so it will support your child's tableware debut from around 7 months old.

Easy-to-scoop baby small bowl ¥ 1155 (tax included)

● Baby two-handed mug ¥ 770 (tax included)

● Baby spoon ¥ 363 (tax included)

● Baby fork ¥ 363 (tax included)

Dinosaur scooping baby small bowl "DINOSAURS" skater

Bonus "Gachapon"

At the souvenir shop Raptor, there are cool items with realistic dinosaur figures, Fukui's mascot character "Juratic" that looks good as a souvenir, items that would be in trouble if you don't know how to use them, and so on.

There are 12 gashapon machines (24 types) of various kinds of dinosaurs!

If there are so many, you will be at a loss as to which one to turn!

Online shop opened! You can purchase it online!

The dinosaur goods specialty store "Souvenir Shop Raptor" has also opened an EC shop, and you can purchase the products introduced this time at the online shop.

We also offer seasonal recommended products and bargain set products, so please take a look.

Dinosaur specialty store "Souvenir Shop Raptor"

At Souvenir Shop Raptor, one of the largest stores specializing in dinosaur goods in Japan, there are many dinosaur goods that both adults and children can enjoy.

This time, we have introduced original products that can only be purchased here and items that can only be purchased in Fukui Prefecture.

Please use it as a reference when shopping.

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