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Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Toba
Island Nature / Park
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. A visit to Mikimoto Pearl Island represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Toba itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Full history about pearls from start to finish. Very educational and interesting well worth a visit. Loved all the pearl jewellery on show. Saw the ladies diving for pearls. The shop although some thi...  more »
  • AMA's show had started when just arrived, Mikimoto Pearl Island there is good diving, taking a shell emerged, it is is good when people applaud applause, the Pearl Museum and exhibition of cultured pearls, explaining, how to make necklaces and Pearl products and Pearl, Pearl shop had sold jewellery to luxury goods from low-cost admission: adults 1,500 yen, bought the Pearl product amount to admission discounts and a little bit more-
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  • just about pearl, nothing else here, they talked about how, and lifestyle of woman diver and of course selling pearl.. dont forget 1500 yen to visit this attraction  more »

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Accommodation options in Toba line its famous coast, often nestled on a hilltop with views of the Pacific, the islands, or the lush inland landscape. A wide range of onsens offer lodgings, similarly scattered on the coast and the hills that overlook Toba's many bays. You can find modern three- and four-star hotels and inns, but also budget-friendly choices with basic, tatami-style arrangements and simple private rooms.
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