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Mikimoto Pearl Island

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Great education, and good on a wedding anniversary!

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, so I planned to take my wife here. I had been 35 years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Graham H
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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An interesting addition to your trip

We were looking for a day trip from Nagoya and realised that Mikimoto Pearl Island fit the bill... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
annette632015
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Newcastle, Australia
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Toba, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, so I planned to take my wife here. I had been 35 years earlier and had recognized its attraction. From Kyoto the “limited express” takes 2.25 hours, but is direct to Toba. 5 minutes walk from the station is...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We were looking for a day trip from Nagoya and realised that Mikimoto Pearl Island fit the bill. The island has a museum where the process of how pearls are made. The natural process and that developed by Mikimoto are outlined with examples of different...More

1  Thank annette632015
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Pearls aren’t my thing but some others on the tour were very interested in the place. The pearl diving show is brief but informative and is in English. The museum was better than I expected so that was lovely. The shop is wonderful but be...More

1  Thank TPereiraSydney
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Not much here other than scheduled pearl divers and the Mikimoto museum. Worth an hour and the divers are interesting.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

not too busy.Plenty of time to enjoy the AMA pearl diving and spend few minutes at the museum and pearl window shopping as they are way too expensive.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Get out of the Pearl Museum and the showroom. Watch the performances of the female AMA divers, harvesting seaweed and shell fishes. They did it without carrying Breathing Apparatus and even did it in Winter when the water is freaking cold. Respect x3

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

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

1  Thank CatchBooker
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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

1  Thank Demi_from_SG
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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

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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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