MIKIMOTO PEARL ISLAND
About The Facility
Mikimoto Pearl Island is the home of the cultured pearl. Here, on this island in 1893, pearls were cultured successfully for the first time in history using a method developed by Kokichi Mikimoto.
Today, Mikimoto Pearl Island is visited by tourists from the world over. Visitors encounter exhibit facilities such as the Pearl Museum which tells the entire story of pearls, and the Kokichi Mikimoto Memorial Hall where one can learn of the life of Kokichi, together with the Ama Stand where visitors can enjoy a pearl diving demonstration.
How We Work
Pearl Island is the only place in Japan, where you can see Ama in their traditional white diving wear.
Enjoy a relaxing time in our guest room facing the sea with its beautiful view of Toba Bay, while watching the Ama diving right below you.
We provide foreign visitors with orientation tapes in eight languages; Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korea, Russian, and Spanish. We also have a room reserved for guests of honor. In 1975, Queen ElizabethⅡ of Great Britain and her husband were our special guests.
In recent years ago, we have been honored by the visits of major international figures including those from the worlds of academia and culture. We will continue to welcome the many visitors to this island as a place where Kokichi’s dream of private diplomacy was realized.
Contents of the Tour
1. Tour Type:
Regular tour, Special lecture, experiences etc.
2. Tour Contents:
Regular tour including exploring Ama’s work, 60～90min required.
Special lectures or lessons, and special experiences about Pearl, Ama culture.
3. Acceptance Conditions:
Regular tour:Entrance fee required: 1,500 yen（20 people above: 1,200 yen）
Others: If you need some special requests , please feel free to contact us.
About 5 minutes’ walk from JR, Kintetsu Toba Station
6. Nearby Tourist Spot:
There are a lot of nice tourist spot around. We can offer you some advice based on your tour contents.
Since the foundation of our company in 1951, we have served more than 50 million customers from both Japan and overseas.
Please visit us ,the world-class brand MIKIMOTO Pearl's birthplace.