Mikimoto is known as the first person in the world to successfully produce a cultured pearl. At Mikimoto Pearl Island, you can learn all about him and everything there is to know about pearl cultivation.
The Ama divers are famous for collecting the oysters used for cultivating pearls. Listen to the unique whistle they use to control their breathing (no oxygen tanks used) and then watch them go down to the depths. Be sure to take a look at the stunning pieces of pearl jewelry on display.
Check out the shells that actually contained pearls in the Pearl Museum
Purchase these items in the "Pearl Plaza" next door to the Pearl Museum