Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba

3.7
If you love pearls or want to know how cultured pearls are produced, visit Mikimoto Pearl Island, a museum about pearl cultivation built on an island in the Bay of Toba, featuring a unique collection of antique jewelry and modern design handcrafts. You can learn the life story of a pioneer of pearl farming in Japan, Mikimoto Kokichi, who started the business here in 1893, told in meticulous detail. Watch female "ama" divers, traditional planters and harvesters of oysters, stage hourly performances, and browse through a homegrown handcrafted collection on sale. The island has a bridge connection to the mainland and sits five minutes walk from Toba station. Put Mikimoto Pearl Island into our Toba travel route planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Toba.
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  • I visited for the first time, and the process of pearls was clearly exhibited, and it was intriguing for both men and women. In addition, there was also a demonstration time of the sea woman, too and i was able to enjoy it very much. The main sales shop was rich in accessories for Western clothing, but I'm glad that there is a lineup of accessories for Japanese clothing, such as belt fastening.
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  • You can see all the know-how about the demonstrations and pearls of the nun. It is also very good to buy high-quality pearls. Some are reasonable.
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  • Good experience, Learning the pearl. Can walk from Toba station. Take time about 45 minutes.
  • Scientific information on the cultivation of pearls and history of the industry. English is available. You can see diving demonstrations by the female divers. Pearl jewelry is available to buy.
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