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Mikimoto Pearl Island

1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
+81 599-25-2028
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Attractive but expensive entry fee

Mikimoto Island is the result of the grandiose endeavor of Japanese entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nice!...a piece of jewelry's history

Nice place!!. A good museum, clearly exhibit about pearls: history, uses and technics!. Price... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Santiago, Chile
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1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
+81 599-25-2028
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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
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! !!!

Thank ManeRuca
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
Reviewed 19 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
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

Thank YUFEC11
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
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

3  Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I spent 3 hours looking through the museum. Lots of information for the uninitiated (me!), regarding pearl oysters, types of pearls, the culture process, the cultivation of the pearl oysters, the how to tell the difference between cultured round pearls and fake round pearls, the...More

4  Thank HorseyPig
Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you are not interested in the pearl industry no need to go & the poor sea lady just picking sea weed off the seabed.

1  Thank mickiew2015
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It costs 1500yen per person and we spent a good 2 hours there. The pearl museum was educational and there was a memorial hall museum of the late owner of Mikimoto Pearls. We also watched the women divers demonstration available every hour. A good place...More

1  Thank Stephanie G
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Response from Travelogue222 | Reviewed this property |
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