Mikimoto Pearl Island

Learn everything you need to know about pearls at this museum island that is connected to the main island via a pedestrian bridge. The Kokichi Mikimoto Memorial Hall was built in 1993 to remember the success of Koichi Mikimoto, a Toba native who devoted more than 5 years into the research and cultivation of his first pearl on Mikimoto Pearl Island. Discover the creation of pearls and admire the intricate craftsmanship of some of the world’s most magnificent pearl exhibits including Mikimoto’s Five-storied Pagoda which is produced with 12,760 pearls. One can also catch Ama, traditional women divers in white outfits, in live action as they demonstrate how they dive into the sea to harvest pearl oysters.

AddressToba 1-7-1, Toba-shi, Mie 517-8511
Open1/4-3/18 8:30 am~5 pm
3/19-4/28 8:30 am~5:30 pm
4/29-5/6 8:30 am~6 pm
5/7-8/10 8:30 am~5:30 pm
8/11-8/15 8:30 am~6 pm
8/16-10/31 8:30 am~5:30 pm
11/1-11/30 8:30 am~5 pm
12/1-12/11 9 am~4:30 pm
12/15-12/24 9 am~4:30 pm
12/25-12/31 9 am~5 pm

1/1-1/3 8:30 am~5:30 pm
1/4-3/18 8:30 am~5 pm
Closed3 days from the 2nd Tuesday in December
WebsiteMikimoto Pearl Island
AccessBy Train:
Osaka→Toba Kintetsu Limited Express 2 h
Kyoto→Toba Kintetsu Limited Express 2 h 15 min
Tokyo→Nagoya Shinkansen 1 h 50 min Nagoya→Toba JR Kintetsu 1 h 30 min

By Car:
From Osaka (approx. 3 h)
Nishi-meihan Expressway→ (Tenri IC) →Meihan National Route (National Route 25) → (Seki JCT) →Ise Expressway →Prefecture Route 37→Ise Futami Toba Line → National Route 42

From Kyoto (approx. 2 h)
Meishin Express way→(Kusatsu JCT)→Shin-Meishin Express way→(Kameyama JCT)→Ise Express way→Prefecture Route 37→Ise Futami Toba Line→National Route 42

From Tokyo (approx. 6 h 45 min, inclusive of 55 min ferry ride)
Tomei Express way→(Hamamatsu IC)→National Route 1→National Route 24→Ise Bay Ferry

From Nagoya (approx. 2 h)
Higashi-meihan Express way→(Ise-seki JCT)→Ise Express way→Prefecture Route 37→Ise Futami Toba Line→National Route 42
Entrance FeeAdults ¥1500 (¥1200 for groups of 20 or more)
Elementary/Junior High School ¥750 (¥600 for groups of 20 or more)

School Groups:
Elementary ¥400
Junior High School ¥500
High School ¥700
ParkingPaid parking available