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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  • We visited Mikimoto Pearl Island while on a cruise with Princess Cruises. My wife just loves pearls so this was a "Must See" for us. If you have ever had a question how pearls were developed then you....  more »
  • It is a small port whose main attraction is the pearl industry and a good educational opportunity for all ages  more »
  • The process of how culture pearls are formed is amazing. The displays were educational. The diver show was interesting.  more »
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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.
  • This place blew my mind. Never knew the history of Mikimoto Pearls and now I know that it takes a lot to cultivate pearls . Much respect.
  • 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.)
  • Second life Pearl Island / (/ / ∇ / /) / national treasure and also there are a lot good things. It was also located less tourists from overseas. It was only as I easily got the parking lot we went to the call, such as availability check is good,. Until you have the Pearl learned plenty no matter how serious or, what kind of, why rare ones and ones not, what attracts people all over the world, and so on. Glitter came in when I was little more than a favorite, but I think there is too much fun. Mikimoto of Japan! It was a feeling. At the Museum of transplantation and take pictures. Learned a lot from the gorgeous Globes or Crown or temples? And now I understand that too much effort, too, so you want to worship. So did make time to see timely's AMA divers as well. I was surprised and in the tub turn the tide and he took so long that unfilial. AMA, who is a big round of applause.
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