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Top sightseeing: Toba aquarium (jap. 鳥羽水族館), throughout the year
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Top sightseeing: Mikimoto Pearl Island (jap. ミキモト真珠島), throughout the year
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Toba castle (jap. 鳥羽城跡). A ruin.
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Fireworks: Toba harbour festival (jap. 鳥羽みなとまつり). 5.100 rockets. Where? surroundings of Toba marine terminal (鳥羽マリンターミナル周辺).
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Toba, City in Japan

General Information about Toba

Toba (Toba) is a middle town within Mie prefecture in the Kinki region. Sister city of Toba is Santa Barbara in the United States of America.

There is a fishing and passenger port in the city with yearly approx. 45.204 travelers. You can easily reach the suburbs of Toba by local rail services in 8 stations. Approx. 733.537 travelers are here annually on the rails.

Famous persons connected with Toba are Ichiro Toba (born 1952), Yutaka Yamakawa (born 1958) and Kokichi Mikimoto (1858 - 1954).

Travel tips for Toba


Top Toba destinations for your sightseeing are the Toba aquarium (鳥羽水族館) throughout the year, the Toba bay tour and Dolphin island (鳥羽湾めぐりとイルカ島) throughout the year and the Mikimoto Pearl Island (ミキモト真珠島) throughout the year.

The Toba castle is nowadays a ruin.

The Coast area (海岸周辺), another great attraction where you can experience the Town with most Japanese sea ladies (Ama) (日本一海女の多いまち). Another experience is the Mikimoto Pearl Island (御木本真珠島) in Toba 1-1-7-1 (鳥羽1-1-7-1). Of interest here is the Origin of cultured pearls (養殖真珠発祥の地).


Do you want to see fireworks in Toba? The Toba harbour festival (鳥羽みなとまつり) with 5.100 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the surroundings of Toba marine terminal. Another fireworks is the Ohsatsu Tenno whale festival (相差天王くじら祭). Have a good view from the surroundings of Ohsatsu fishing port.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Toba, the spa Toba hot spring resort (鳥羽温泉郷) brings you relaxation.


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Toba? The Toburger (とばーがー) is recommended by locals.

Flowers and Foliage

Discover the cherry blossom in Toba from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Shiroyama park (城山公園). To mention in Toba is the Japanese iris in flower, which you can see in the Ayame pond on Sakate island (坂手島アヤメ池) from 05/11 to 05/20.

Economy and Industry in Toba

Successful Companies

A functioning local economy can set many impulses for the region. Particularly encouraging is the fact that SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., Motion system factory (Toba) belongs to the top companies in Toba. The SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., Motion system factory (Toba) is in the field of Motor production.