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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  • I went there for a while, but there were many things to see, such as the mechanism of pearlmaking, the exhibition of the history and the real thing of accessories made overseas, and the old works of Mikimoto. I think that it is likely to be able to enjoy it if it is an adult woman.
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  • In the museum, there was a corner that explained the operation to put the nucleus in the Akoya shell. After the commentary, it was interesting to tell my sister about the yield of pearls and the difference in the degree of finish by the person who operated on her. Once an hour, you can also see the work of the sea woman.
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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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