Toba City, Japan

Day with Legendary Ama Women Divers

Spend the day with the famous Japanese female divers and immerse yourself in the Ama culture. On this full day cultural tour you will explore Mikimoto Pearl Island and experience the thrill of the Ama divers at work in a diving demonstration. Then enjoy fresh seafood for lunch in Osatsu Town (known as the village of the Ama divers) and learn more about their culture through a visit to their Museum and Ishigami Shrine. End the day with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Observation Centre.

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Duration

Full Day

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly and Off the Beaten Path

Languages

English and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Cell: Available

Kaito Yumin Club

Tour Operator
Starts at:

$124/person

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Speaks: English and Other Local Language

Highlights

  • Connect with the legendary Ama women divers and watch them at work as they free dive for pearls
  • Visit the Mikimoto Pearl Museum to learn about pearl culture
  • Explore Osatsu Ama village and visit Ishigami shrine, a shrine dedicated to women's wishes.
  • Enjoy fresh seafood for lunch while speaking with Ama divers in the Ama Hut.
  • Relax at Toba Observatory while enjoying the Pacific Ocean view.

Details

Schedule

Tours start at 9:00 AM.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2-7 travelers

What's Included

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Lunch
Ise Lobster or abalone is available by reservation in advance and for an extra charge.

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Kaito Yumin Club

Tour Operator

The Kaito Yumin Club strives to preserve the culture and traditions of fisherman and Ama divers in Toba City, Japan. Unique to Japan, Ama divers are traditional Japanese divers and made up of mostly women. They are famous for freediving about 30 ft. into into the ocean in search of shellfish.

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