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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. 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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  • Island really pretty I reached by ferry. The Museum is interesting is explained very well the idea had by Mr. Mikimoto Pearl cultivation and modern industry of cultured pearls and then you can watch the demo of the fisherwomen, nice idea. Of course then you go to the store where you can buy pearls and then hand over your wallet.
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  • The admission is somewhat high, but see Mikimoto products and pearl farming operation. Pearl accessories to be able to purchase cheap is for woman of Mikimoto cosmetic stores. Crown of pearls are impressive.
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  • Elementary school students since I visited a long time. Ise-Shima Summit spousal program also took place here. I can learn about pearls. It is just like photos, video, filmed well in advance.
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