Mikimoto Pearl Museum in Toba Area

About the Museum

The Mikimoto Pearl Museum is located in the Toba area of Mie, Mie, Japan. It was established by Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls, to showcase his pearls and the history of pearl cultivation. The museum is open to the public and offers a fascinating insight into the world of pearls.


Pearl Diving

The museum has a replica of a pearl diving boat and displays of traditional pearl diving equipment. Visitors can learn about the dangerous and difficult work of pearl divers and the history of pearl diving in Japan.

Pearl Cultivation

The museum has displays and videos showing the process of pearl cultivation, from the insertion of the nucleus to the harvesting of the pearls. Visitors can learn about the different types of pearls and see examples of pearls in various shapes, sizes, and colors.

Pearl Jewelry

The museum has a collection of pearl jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Visitors can see examples of classic and contemporary pearl jewelry and learn about the different styles and techniques used in pearl jewelry design.

Visitor Information

  • Address: 1-7-1 Toba, Mie 517-8511, Japan
  • Opening hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30pm)
  • Closed: December 29 - January 1
  • Admission: 510 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, 250 yen for elementary and junior high school students
  • Website: https://www.mikimoto-pearl-museum.co.jp/en/
  • Latitude: 34.4810° N
  • Longitude: 136.8347° E