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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  • Having heard so much about Mikimoto pearls, I was quite keen to visit the island whilst staying nearby. I'm glad I did. It was interesting to watch the pearl divers and to see the beautiful pearls in ...  more »
  • Admission fees are somewhat higher, but exhibition in also dogs can take and get, is happy to bring their dogs. Restaurant menus are little bit is regrettable.
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  • Ticket is a bit pricy but it's interesting to see how Mikimoto pearls are made. But no English translation in majority of displays and especially how to make pearl section and ama ladies show are only...  more »
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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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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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