Summary of Tokyo Prefecture
Capital City: Tokyo
Population in 2014 (thousands): 13,378
Area (square km): 2,190
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and seagulls)
Tokyo Tower: Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters high, and was registered in 2013 as a national tangible cultural property.
Rainbow Bridge: Opened in 1993 and spanning a length of 918 meters, Rainbow Bridge is a double deck suspension bridge. The upper deck carries the Metropolitan Expressway Route 11 (Daiba Line), while the lower deck accommodates the road that links it to the harbor and the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Line called ‘Yurikamome.’
Seagulls: Yurikamome, or the ‘black-headed seagull,’ has been designated as Tokyo’s official prefectural bird.
500 yen bi–color clad coin
(Obverse design: Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building and Gyoko Street)
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building: This station building, designed by Kingo Tatsuno, was completed in 1914. Its interior and the roofs of its north and south domes were burned down in 1945 due to the war. It was designated as a national important cultural property in 2003, and renovated to its original appearance in 2012.
Gyoko Street (Tokyo Metropolitan Road Route 404, Kokyo-mae Tokyo Teishajo Line ): Leading from the square in front of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building to the Imperial Palace, Gyoko Street is a historic avenue that is occasionally used for official events of the Imperial family, as well as for processions of horse-drawn carriages or automobiles during a Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials for newly appointed foreign ambassadors.
Coin Sets containing Tokyo Coins
1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"
1000 yen silver proof with five 82 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 82 yen stamps, “Brilliant Uncirculated Version”
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin “2016 Two-Coin Set” (Fukushima and Tokyo)