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Social Events at PanSIG 2024

Enjoy these opportunities at the PanSIG 2024 Conference to network and relax with fellow conference attendees in a different setting.

  • PanSIG 2024 Official Conference Dinner (5/25; details below)
  • Whisky Tour and Tasting (5/26; details below)
  • Dinosaur Museum Tour (5/24; details below)
  • Mount Asuwa Photo Walk (5/24; details below)
  • Mount Asuwa Morning Jog (5/25; details below)

Also enjoy some special discounts at local places!

PanSIG Conference Dinner

Sign up for this when you pre-register for PanSIG!

  • Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024
  • Time: 18:30-20:30 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • Place: Fukui Palace Hotel (map)
  • Cost: 5,000 yen (includes nomihodai (all you can drink))

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Trip

  • Friday, May 24th, 2024
  • Time: 12:00~17:00
  • Shuttle bus will depart from FUT campus (in front of FUT Tower entrance)

Fukui Prefecture is home to the largest dinosaur fossil quarry in Japan. The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum hosts a variety of dinosaur skeletons, fossils, and minerals arranged in a way which coincides with evolutionary time. In addition to the museum and its displays, other activities available are the Field Station Tour as well as the Fossil Research Experience. Please note that these two extra activities require an additional fee as well as a reservation. Each activity lasts around 2 hours. 

Multi-language voice tour guidance is only available for the main museum.

Museum General Admission

  • 1000 yen Adult
  • 800 yen High School/Uni. Student
  • 500 yen Elem./Jr. High Student/70 yrs. above
  • FREE Pre-school

Field Station Tour 

At the Field Station Tour, participants will be taken to the dinosaur fossil quarry for a tour and a chance to break rocks to find their own fossils. Participants are required to bring items such as gloves, water, etc. themselves. Please check the website ( for a detailed list of items needed.

  • 1300 yen Adult
  • 1100 yen High School/Uni. Student
  • 650 yen Elem./Jr. High Student/70 yrs. above
  • FREE Pre-school (Must be over 4 yrs. old to be admitted)

Fossil Research Experience

In the Fossil Research Experience, participants will be taken through the procedures in the processing and analyzing of fossils once brought in from the field into the laboratory.

  • 2200 yen Adult
  • 1800 yen High School/Uni. Student
  • 1100 yen Elem./Jr. High Student/70 yrs. above
  • Pre-school (No pre-schoolers admitted)

Whisky Tour and Tasting

Whisky tasting

Mount Asuwa Photo Walk 

  • Friday, May 24th, 16:00-18:00 (4PM - 6PM)
  • 4pm - meet in front of JR Fukui Station, approximately 100 m to the west (in front of the planetarium and the animatronic T-Rex). Leisurely pace - return about 6pm.

Standing at only 116 meters, Mt. Asuwa is small in stature, but still a lovely place to visit. The mountain has a number of short hiking trails and walking courses, and the summit offers a beautiful view of Fukui City. It’s an especially popular spot to visit during spring to view the cherry blossoms and early summer for hydrangeas, and the city nightscape is stunning all year round. The mountain also sports a small zoo, history museum, and shrine as well as restaurants and tea houses, so make sure to bring your camera!

Mount Asuwa Morning Jog

  • Saturday, May 25th, 7:00-8:00 (7AM-8AM)
  • Depart at 7am!! - Meet in front of JR Fukui Station, approximately 100 m to the west (in front of the planetarium and the animatronic T-Rex). Leave enough time for warming up - repeat, DEPARTING at 7am!!
  • Jogging pace - return by 8am.