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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. 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
    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 
    It is a small port whose main attraction is the pearl industry and a good educational opportunity for all ages  more »
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  • Live ama diving demonstration was cool. Very educational and informations in the museum are in bilingual.
  • we have learned very much in the museum. and the little show of the women's searching the pearl was pretty cool. Thanks you

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