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Mikimoto Pearl Island

1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
+81 599-25-2028
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During a Tour Of Japan we took a trip to Toba to visit Mikimoto Pearl Island to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CatchBooker
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New Mills, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

Having heard so much about Mikimoto pearls, I was quite keen to visit the island whilst staying... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Choppies64
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Melbourne
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1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a Tour Of Japan we took a trip to Toba to visit Mikimoto Pearl Island to learn about the pearl cultivation process, it was ok, if it hadn't been included in the tour I never would of done this on my own. You watch...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Having heard so much about Mikimoto pearls, I was quite keen to visit the island whilst staying nearby. I'm glad I did. It was interesting to watch the pearl divers and to see the beautiful pearls in the shop but the most fascinating part was...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Ticket is a bit pricy but it's interesting to see how Mikimoto pearls are made. But no English translation in majority of displays and especially how to make pearl section and ama ladies show are only available in Japanese. If you are interested in purchasing...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Mikimoto Island is the result of the grandiose endeavor of Japanese entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto who started cultivating pearls for the first time in the world in 1893. In addition to the Pearl Museum there is also the Memorial house of Mikimoto Island founder. For the...More

1  Thank amarcord1
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place!!. A good museum, clearly exhibit about pearls: history, uses and technics!. Price: ¥1,500/person Two hours of Nagoya by train (included in JRPass). Sell pearls are very expensive. Take cash and credit cart! !!!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The displays about the cultured pearl process are interesting and provide some back-ground to the development of the pearl industry which is important for those interested in pearls (because this is where it started). Also being able to see the Alma divers is something interesting,...More

Thank JapanCustomTours
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Full history about pearls from start to finish. Very educational and interesting well worth a visit. Loved all the pearl jewellery on show. Saw the ladies diving for pearls. The shop although some things expensive they do cater for all pockets! so you won't go...More

1  Thank julie1482015
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

just about pearl, nothing else here, they talked about how, and lifestyle of woman diver and of course selling pearl.. dont forget 1500 yen to visit this attraction

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you are a real pearl fan then perhaps you can consider visiting this place. The only attraction is the ah ma pearl divers who will demonstrate their skills in diving for pearls. The museum is okay - educational though so kids will probably learn...More

1  Thank danielyong
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

A visit to Milimoto pearl island costs ¥1500 for and adult and you need to spend about two to three hours to make the most of the visit. There is a demonstration in English at twenty minutes past the hour and to be sure of...More

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It appears that you could take the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) Tokkaido Line from Kyoto to the Osaka Main Staition, then the Osaka Loop Line to the Kinsetsu-Osaka Line, which then connects to the Kinsetsu-Yamada Line, and... More
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