Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba

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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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  • They visited, Kokichi Mikimoto Memorial & Museum of Pearl divers work. In more expensive ones just gaped at the beautiful Pearl did not come to buy.
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  • Get out of the Pearl Museum and the showroom. Watch the performances of the female AMA divers, harvesting seaweed and shell fishes. They did it without carrying Breathing Apparatus and even did it in ...  more »
  • Highlights are the storyline-looking haystack mother-of-Pearl, which will have around must be viewed in the Web wherever there are layout around? Then visit the Museum Think personal exhibits not deemed appropriate for the entrance fee (good Museum staff). After the museums, it is a store selling products about pearls. There are cosmetics. Jewelry, etc to reach the store layout is almost off and then the staff started a free ticket to come again the next day (but don't have to).
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  • Fun to watch the lady divers free dive and learn about cultured pearls and see some of the beautiful items made with pearls (crowns, liberty bell, etc.)
  • Taught me to know kindly staff better, guys I didn't know how to make a Pearl. Accessories like for shellfish, is a female body, putting foreign substances are or moment I try exhibits one word WOW. And would be just such a beautiful something, shell is a desire! How to identify counterfeit products is a bit may be with himself. By the way I'm AMA San performance. Overwhelming and completely powered by stories of shark, however, a chest fever was a performer. Think you're going to ISE Toba Station as always come a place!
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  • It is Mikimoto kōkichi first succeeded in culturing pearls island. How are pearls cultured in the Hall of Fame or detail tells me. Also in the restaurant attached, you can also see the AMA's divers, seems our scallop dishes were. It is Mikimoto signature souvenirs recommended but available only here, Madeleine and Pearl Rice cracker.
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  • Ayako shellfish harvesting was being demonstrated, this winter's cold among divers who dived into the sea. I admire the performances with a cold feel even the slightest smile. A little expensive at the time is a little sorry feeling.
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  • Was very. Kokichi's Memorial was studying hard.
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