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Pearl Scraping Experience


Southern Kujukushima

Kujikushima area is surrounded by the intricate coastline and many islands, and very calm seas. The nutritious water flows in there from the islands and helps phytoplankton to grow. Phytoplankton is an important source for pearl oysters that are used for culturing pearls. Therefore, pearl farming is very popular around Kujukushima. You can experience the removal of a pearl from a pearl oyster here at Umi-Kirara, and you may take it home with you or it can be made into an accessory like a cellphone strap.

Opening period
Every day at
9:30AM~6:00PM(Mar. - Oct.)
9:30AM~5:00PM(Nov. - Feb.)
Time required
Approx. 5 min.
Meeting time / place
Kujukushima Aquarium Umi-Kirara Pearl Scraping Trial Corner
1 person~unlimited
Individuals: 600/person
Group (15 people or more): 550/person
Reservation required for groups. Admission fee for the aquarium "Umi-Kirara" needed separately.
Phone number
Organizer / Application
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort
Meeting place, meeting place guidance
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort(1008 Kashimae-cho, Sasebo city, Nagasaki pref.)