Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba

3.7
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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  • The process of how culture pearls are formed is amazing. The displays were educational. The diver show was interesting.  more »
  • Was a little underwhelmed by the museum because I came expecting interiors akin to what is usually associated with mikimoto shops. But once we got past the superficial, lots of interesting gems...  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.
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