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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  • Could be because it was a weekday, not too many people, slowly. Can see what you can't see it Expo exhibited Pearl filigree and the process of the Pearl, which made it fun. Demonstration of the AMA's about once per hour. Jewelry shop is of course equipped, price is unchanged and the city. Nice but that is natural is now a luxury brand's unique "Pearl Island" pricing of... and I am. Admission is 1,500 yen for adults. Relatively high setting. I think families and cost performance is not so good. Rental umbrella all over the place, got caught in the rain just so convenient.
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  • Not much here other than scheduled pearl divers and the Mikimoto museum. Worth an hour and the divers are interesting.  more »
  • Come to this Pearl Island to see the demonstration of Zhuhai Female show, then go to the pearl of the first decoration shop, and then to the outside of the garden Lin, the whole trip interesting only general, there is time to no nuisance.
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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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  • We cannot lift today? Is unable to set up for structural reasons, and can afford making an expensive Pearl filigree and arranged in the room.
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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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