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Thang
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Relax town to walk around; see dr. Seihaku’s old japanese house in the pre-WW2 time. Enjoy local seafood restaurants. Watch schools of fish swimming along the marina. Skip that Pearl Island!
Written 17 April 2023
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travelmomVancouver
Vancouver195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Not much to do here except if you went on a boat cruise. Particularly in the morning, it is beautiful to see fishermen at work. The scenery is to be marvel but activities for tourist is limited.
Written 8 May 2016
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annette632015
Newcastle, Australia222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Couples
We visited Toba as a day trip from Nagoya. The purpose of our visit was to see Mikimoto Pearl Island. Toba is about 2 hours by train from Nagoya and is able to be reached using a JR line. If you have a JR pass you can use it but there is an extra charge because the train uses another company's rail line for a small section of the trip. The additional charge is collected by the guard on the train and at the time we travelled it was 510 yen each.
Written 11 June 2018
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ChadPeterson47
Seattle, WA102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Family
Toba Bay and outlying islands are beautiful to visit especially if you take one of the boats from the harbor. There is couple of larger boats that hold a hundred people but I would suggest taking one of smaller boats. It costs about $$30-40 for 90 minutes to 2 hrs per person. There are many different boats with competitive prices. Like anything in Japan, they are all licensed so don't worry. No one really will try to cheat. But you can bargain down so don't take the first bait. It's worth the boat trip.
Written 20 July 2014
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georgematthews
Bangor, UK410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We did a one hour cruise around part of the bay which looked beautiful but unfortunately we were there when the weather was dreadful so we did not see it at its best. The cruise we were on was a bit disappointing as the commentary was only in Japanese so be careful which one you choose.
Written 29 October 2019
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wadasan
Seattle28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
My elderly mother and I was approached by the owner of a boat at Toba station. He offered a 40 minute cruise around Toba Bay for 3000 yen per person. We were the only passengers and the man announced the names of all the islands in Japanese during the ride. I doubt he knew any English. He was great. He gave us a packet of chips to feed the seagulls and that was a lot of fun. It wasn’t particularly inexpensive, but I thought it was way better than riding on the larger, more touristy boat that they have there. He dropped us off at Mikimoto Pearl Island and we spent about 90 minutes there. We then walked back to Toba station which took less than 10 minutes.
Written 13 February 2019
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EELSM
Asia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
From our hotel room, Toba bay looked stunning.
Our visit was in February and the weather was just pleasant
Written 17 February 2016
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Varsha_Manohar
Nagpur, India333 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Friends
The view and the ambience of the area is excellent. One can get a ferry to take you around the bay. One can also buy cultured pearls as souvenirs at the shops around the bay
Written 31 July 2015
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SAMUEL2THEWORLD
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Toba is the port of east Japan, which link to the Pacific ocean, the view is really good, especially you can have hot spring with great environment.
Written 11 August 2014
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Mark G
Yaesu, Japan52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011
On the sunny day it can be one of the most picturesque places n the world.

Hundreds of little inlets and bays.

Great for kayaking/beach bbq/jet skiing/swimming.
Written 22 November 2011
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