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Mikimoto Pearl Island

1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511 , Mie Prefecture
+81 599-25-2028
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Okay, average

If you are a real pearl fan then perhaps you can consider visiting this place. The only attraction... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
danielyong
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singapore
Very informative but quite expensive

A visit to Milimoto pearl island costs ¥1500 for and adult and you need to spend about two to three... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Fleckney
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Leicestershire
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  • Very good49%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
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“women divers” (10 reviews)
“pearl island” (12 reviews)
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1-7-1 Toba, Toba 517-8511 , Mie Prefecture
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+81 599-25-2028
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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

1  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 6 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
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were impressed by the "women divers" who kept performing diving deep for the pearl collection in a chilly day. The Mikimoto shop displays stunningly beautiful and expensive pearls. Although I did not buy any, it was a pleasant window shopping.

1  Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in love with pearl, you will like it. There is an exhibition explaining how they cultivate pearl. There is a show how they pick up pearl which I think it is the most hi light activity in this pearl island. There is...More

1  Thank Nuttida C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed and learned here. I've learned how pearls are farmed. How the way was invented. Who is the inventor, Kokichi Mikimoto. What are the difference before and after the invention. Also, Ama-san, lady diver, demonstrates how they catch sea shell from the deep down the...More

Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My 3 sisters and I visited on a chilly, rainy day but we're still treated to the demonstration of the women divers - it is an interesting bit of the history of this area. We had great fun going through the museum and ultimately choosing...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore the poor reviews, you have to be a very stupid person to not enjoy this museum. I spent a good two hours reading about how pearls occur naturally and the pearl culturing process accompanied by interesting artefacts, examples, pictures and videos. The museum is...More

Thank Victoria G
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BluesH
How do you get there from Kyoto? Are there English speaking guides or tours?
10 April 2016|
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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
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