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Mikimoto Pearl Island

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Interesting museum -- worth a stop!

I wasn't expecting too much from this museum -- thinking it'd be more of a promotional opportunity... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
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
Newcastle, Australia
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All reviews pearl island oysters on display window shopping memorial hall two hours interesting visit buy something worth a visit from start to finish second floor for sale viewing area entrance fee process jewelry diving
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first section of the museum is set up as a step-by-step walk-through of how pearls are made, harvested, and put on the market for sale. There is also a section about ocean and sea life conservation. There are display areas for beautiful items made...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

I wasn't expecting too much from this museum -- thinking it'd be more of a promotional opportunity to sell pearls, but I was pleasantly surprised. My favorite part of the island is the museum dedicated to the life of Mikimoto himself -- a really interesting...More

2  Thank P-Fow
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Our family went to Mikimoto to watch the pearl divers and learn about the cultivation of pearls. Absolutely fascinating process. We all purchased at least one pearl item to have as a keep sake from our wonderful trip to Japan.

Thank iliniorange
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Extensive information artfully presented. Beautiful displays. Never knew there was such a compelling history of the pearl. Interesting session with the divers.

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The pearl shop provides good amount of Mikimoto products which can't find anywhere else. The pearl museum made us realized how ignorant we are!

Thank Travelerbw2017
Reviewed 27 June 2018 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

2  Thank 66grahamh
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
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

2  Thank TPereiraSydney
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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

Thank Gary L
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.

1  Thank petaling
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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