Kyoto

Summary of Kyoto Prefecture

Old capital, Kyoto, was founded in 794, and since then it was always the capital of old Japan through the Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi, Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods for more than one thousand years. Historically and artistically valued temples, shrines, gardens, etc. are attracting a number of visitors from home and abroad. Some were registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site, and you can taste old Japanese culture in Kyoto.

<The Tale of Genji>
The Tale of Genji was written one thousand years ago by Murasaki Shikibu. It is the most ancient surviving full-length (54 chapters) novel. The story unfolds around the hero, Genji, depicting daily life and affairs among aristocrats in the Heian Period (794-1185).

Capital City: Kyoto
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,635
Area in 2007 (square km): 4,613

Kyoto Coin

1000 yen silver coin

Image of Kyoto design of 1,000 yen
(Obverse design: Scene 3 of Yadorigi, Chapter 49 of "The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji (National Treasure of Japan)")

500 yen bi-color clad coin

Image of Kyoto design of 500 yen
(Obverse design: Scene 2 of Yadorigi, Chapter 49 of "The Picture Scroll of the Tale of Genji (National Treasure of Japan)")

Coin Sets contain Kyoto 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 3 Prefectures (Hokkaido, Kyoto, Shimane) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 3 Prefectures (Hokkaido, Kyoto, Shimane) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

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