Top 10 things to do in Toba Area

  1. Mikimoto Pearl Island
    1-7 Toba-shi, Mie-ken 517-8511, Japan
    This island is famous for its pearl cultivation and visitors can learn about the history and process of pearl cultivation through a museum and demonstrations. There are also shops selling pearl jewelry and accessories.
  2. Toba Aquarium
    3-3-6 Toba, Mie 517-8517, Japan
    This aquarium is home to over 1,200 species of marine life, including dolphins, sea otters, and penguins. Visitors can watch feeding shows and interact with some of the animals.
  3. Toba Bay Cruise
    1-9 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
    This cruise takes visitors around Toba Bay, where they can see the beautiful scenery and spot wild dolphins and other marine life. There are also dinner cruises available.
  4. Toba Castle
    1-3-1 Uramura, Toba 517-0032, Mie Prefecture
    This castle was built in the 16th century and offers a glimpse into Japan's history. Visitors can explore the castle grounds and climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city.
  5. Ama Hut Experience
    3-9-19 Toba, Mie 517-8517, Japan
    Ama are female divers who collect seafood without the use of modern equipment. Visitors can learn about their tradition and even try diving with them to catch clams and abalone.
  6. Mikimoto Pearl Museum
    1-7 Toba-shi, Mie-ken 517-8511, Japan
    This museum showcases the history of pearl cultivation and displays some of the most famous pearls in the world, including the largest pearl ever found.
  7. Toba Observatory
    3-3-1 Toba, Mie 517-8517, Japan
    This observatory offers a breathtaking view of Toba Bay and the surrounding area. Visitors can also learn about the stars and planets through interactive exhibits.
  8. Shima Spain Village
    333-2 Ugata, Ago-cho, Shima 517-0603, Mie Prefecture
    This theme park is modeled after a Spanish village and offers attractions such as a roller coaster, a water park, and a flamenco show.
  9. Toba Sea-Folk Museum
    3-8-6 Toba, Mie 517-8517, Japan
    This museum showcases the culture and history of Toba's fishing community. Visitors can see traditional fishing boats and tools, as well as learn about the local cuisine.
  10. Toba International Hotel Fireworks
    1-23 Toba, Toba 517-8511, Mie Prefecture
    This annual fireworks festival takes place in August and features a spectacular display of fireworks over Toba Bay. Visitors can enjoy food and drinks while watching the show.