Summary of Toyama Prefecture
Located in the center of the mainland Japan and faces the Sea of Japan to the north. Toyama is often hit by heavy snowfall in winter.
Capital City: Toyama
Population in 2007 (thousands): 1,106
Area (square km): 4,248
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: The View of the Tateyama Mountain Range Floating on the Sea)
Many tourists gather to this majestic Tateyama Mountain Range, especially in summer, to enjoy magnificent panoramic views and blossoming alpine plants. Amaharashi Kaigan Coast enjoys its popularity as a scenic spot from where we can view 3000 meter mountains rising from the sea, a rarity in the world.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Owara Kaze-no-bon Festival)
Owara Kaze-no-bon Festival, a traditional local festival is held in Toyama Prefecture every September. Participants in the festival wish for moderate winds and a good harvest in autumn. Male and female dancers performing different styles of dancing wear woven hats low over their eyes and dance to local folk songs in the midst of rows of thousands of paper lanterns.
Coin Sets contain Toyama 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 (Toyama, Tottori, Kumamoto, Shiga, Iwate and Akita) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"