A museum which covers a century of Japanese pearl farming, and also gives visitors the inside story of Kobe’s history with pearls in an intuitive, easily understandable manner. Pride of place is given to a range of pearl artefacts, including various types of pearls right up to Akoya pearl models shown in their natural setting, a pearl tree featuring the fantastic 10,000 grain shine and a reconstruction of the Perla Vita bell among others. The building housing these exhibits is also worth visiting itself as a good example of retro and modern architecture. Other facilities include a sales corner for pearl products and postcards and a Shiratame gallery (additional fee required), which the general public are free to use. <br /> Registered Tangible Cultural Property \"Japan Pearl Hall\" <br /> Japan Pearl Hall; located in the southeastern corner of the old settlement. Pearls from Kobe are still gathered up across Japan and exported the world over. Why not get a sense of the historical style and signifance of pearls, a symbol of Kobe?
  • 10:00~17:00
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays
  • 122 Higashi-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 6500031


Tel 078-331-4031
Access 10mins walk south from Sannomiya sta. West side of Higashi-yuenchi