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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Pearl Museum

Seeking to "examine the relationship between people and pearls" across the centuries, the Pearl Museum presents the history of pearls in society and culture. Topics covered include displays about the pearl industry, the products of natural and cultured pearl and their distribution, and scientific documents on the formation of a natural pearl. The museum collects pearls from ancient times to the beginning of 21st century, and exhibits antique jewelry and arts and crafts. The Museum is located on Mikimoto Pearl Island where Kokichi Mikimoto successfully produced the worlds first cultured pearl in 1893; the Kokichi Mikimoto Memorial Hall is dedicated to his life and works. The Island also offers performances by female pearl divers, known as Ama.'

1-7-1 Toba, Toba-shi, Mie

Admission Fee
1,500 yen

For 3 days from the 2nd Tuesday in December

JR Toba Station/On foot/5 min.

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