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Covid-19: Shop status

There are still many problems in the postal system, varying hugely from one country to another. More details on the front page, and at the checkout there will be more specific information about the destination country (sorry: not implemented for all countries yet!).

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Castles

On this page: Himeji castle - Other castles

Japanese castles make a great subject for jigsaw puzzles - there's a lot of repeated texture, yet each layer of the building provides a distinct area of pieces. We have a number of views of Himeji Castle, one of the most spectacular, plus Matsumoto and others.

Himeji castle

Himeji Castle with azaleas
© Epoch
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2016: Himeji Castle with azaleas

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23593 (23-593 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

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Himeji castle
© Epoch
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1053: Himeji castle

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle."

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1053 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E31001 (31-001 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$14.41 €12.70 £10.67)

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Himeji castle, cherry blossom time
© Yanoman
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1000: Himeji castle, cherry blossom time

A wider view than usual, but the castle still looks very imposing, standing high among the surrounding cherry trees. For this puzzle you will need a lot of patience with the sky pieces!

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101313 (10-1313 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

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Himeji castle, cherry blossom time
© JTB Photo
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1000: Himeji castle, cherry blossom time

The most famous restored castle in Japan, here Himeji castle is seen from the moat in cherry blossom time.

In stock
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: A10833 (1000-833 on package)
Retail price ¥2600 (approx. US$23.42 €20.63 £17.33)

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Himeji Castle
© Beverly
Position map

1000: Himeji Castle

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle."

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: BM81872 (M81-872 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.02 €15.87 £13.33)

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Himeji Castle with azaleas
© Apollo
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600: Himeji Castle with azaleas

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle." Birdlike or not, here it is nicely offset by the banks of azaleas in the foreground.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 600 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: P47201 (47-201 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$14.41 €12.70 £10.67)

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Himeji Castle
© Epoch
Position map

300: Himeji Castle with azaleas

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle." Birdlike or not, here it is nicely offset by the banks of azaleas in the foreground.

Himeji Castle website (includes English version)

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E25083 (25-083S on package)
Retail price ¥1200 (approx. US$10.81 €9.52 £8.00)

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Other castles

Takeda castle ruins
© Epoch
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500: Misty morning over Takeda castle

An atmospheric shot of this unique ruined hilltop castle which appears to float in a sea of clouds.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E05092 (05-092 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$14.41 €12.70 £10.67)

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Cherry blossom time, Hirosaki Castle
© Beverly
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300: Cherry blossom time, Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle, in northern Japan, framed by its famous cherry trees, the first of which are said to have been brought from Kyoto in 1715. There's also a good view of the castle foundations, walls built in the usual "non-layered" style.

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: B33166 (33-166 on package)
Retail price ¥1500 (approx. US$13.51 €11.90 £10.00)

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Takeda Castle ruins
© Apollo
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300: Takeda Castle ruins

Although only ruins remain, Takeda Castle is an impressive sight, rising above the sea of clouds...

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: P48620 (48-620 on package)
Retail price ¥1200 (approx. US$10.81 €9.52 £8.00)

All about ordering (please read first)

For reference: you can view all the puzzles from this page that are out of print in the Attic.