How to Pick a Pearl at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

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The Pick-A-Pearl stand is located in the Mitsukoshi Department Store in the heart of Epcot's Japan Pavilion. The process is simple, fun and makes a great gift. Part of the fun is choosing just the right oyster, and then watching as your pearl is revealed. There is no way to determine in advance what shape, shade, or size your pearl will be, so the surprise is part of the fun of this attraction.

Although there are rare occasions that the oyster is empty, you are guaranteed to get a pearl and will be allowed to try again and select another oyster. In addition to the cost of the pearl ticket, plan to budget for the jewelry setting if you want to take home a complete piece.

Pick-A-Pearl Process:

  1. Purchase a pearl ticket at any register in the Mitsukoshi Department store. This does not include a setting for your pearl.
  2. Select an oyster from one of the two beds at the pearl station. The outer appearance of the oyster does not influence the size, shape, or color of the pearl it holds.
  3. The pearl station employee will cut the oyster open, revealing the pearl. Pearls will vary in size and some oysters might contain two pearls!
  4. The pearl will be given a quick cleaning and measured for size, then presented to you. You can select a setting at this time or take your pearl home.
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