Summary of Gifu Prefecture
Gifu is located almost in the center of Japan and out of Japan's 47 prefectures, is one of only eight prefectures with no access to the sea.
Capital City: Gifu
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,104
Area in 2007 (square km): 10,621
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Ukai (cormorant fishing) on the Nagara River)
Traditional cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, with its long history going back around 1,300 years, is conducted from May to October every year, and is preserved by the Japanese Imperial Family.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Shirakawa-go and Chinese milk vetch)
The Chinese milk vetch flower is Gifu's prefectural flower. The houses in the background are in the "Historic Village of Shirakawa-go," a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gifu Prefecture. The traditional style of these houses is adapted to the natural environment in Shirakawa, which is often hit by heavy snowfall in winter.
Coin Sets contain Gifu Coin
1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"
1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 6 Prefectures (Kochi, Gifu, Fukui, Aichi, Aomori and Saga) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"