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Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba

#1 of 62 in Nature in Mie Prefecture
Island · Nature / Park
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 »
  • Learn all about the pearl culturing process.Make sure you see the antique jewerly exhibition nearby too.
  • Beautiful place to be. Pearl lovers can see the different types of pearls. Intrested people can see the history ,science and industry in PEARL MUSEUM. From the guest room WOMEN DIVERS can be seen,dressed in traditional white clothes,diving for pearl oysters.

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