Kumamoto

Summary of Kumamoto Prefecture

Located in the west-center Kyushu Island and faces the sea to the west.

Capital City: Kumamoto
Population in 2007 (thousands): 1,828
Area (square km): 7,406

Kumamoto Coin

1000 yen silver coin

Image of Ibaraki design of 1,000 yen
(Obverse design: Mt. Aso)

Mt. Aso is an active volcano featuring one of the world's largest calderas. That's why the coin shows the mountain emitting clouds of smoke.

500 yen bi-color clad coin

Image of Ibaraki design of 500 yen
(Obverse design: Kumamoto Castle)

Kumamoto Castle, built in 1607, is famous for its stone wall featuring a graceful curved line. The stone wall becomes steeper as it ascends in order to stop enemies from entering.

Coin Sets contain Kumamoto Coin

1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"

Image of 1000 yen silver proof coin simple version

1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"

Image of 1000 yen silver proof coin deluxe version

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 6 Prefectures (Toyama, Tottori, Kumamoto, Shiga, Iwate and Akita) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 4 Prefectures (Toyama, Tottori, Kumamoto, Shiga, Iwate and Akita) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

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