Imaginatorium Shop, version 2

Welcome to the new Imaginatorium site at imaginatorium.com. There is no "total reorganisation", so you should be able to find things easily, and eventually any bookmarks to the old shop will be redirected to the right page. The new checkout is working, which means that in simple cases you will be able to complete a purchase in the normal way.

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

Guide to scenic puzzles

On this page: Guide to puzzle pages - Browse scenic puzzles by size - Best-selling scenic puzzles

The scenic puzzles are grouped on pages by topic—the following list shows just the three most popular puzzles on each page. Some puzzles appear on more than one page, but they are only counted once on their "home" pages... so some of the counts below may seem low.

In addition to themes such as "Castles" or "Autumn", there are some miscellaneous puzzles arranged by piece count, and finally the "Exotic" category of puzzles from outside Japan.

Guide to puzzle pages

Cherry blossom

View puzzles - Harbinger of spring

Titles
Available:9
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300

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500

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1000

Flowers

View puzzles - Flowers in the landscape

Titles
Available:8
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1000

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300

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3000

Summer

View puzzles - The great outdoors

Titles
Available:4
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1000

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1000

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1000

Autumn

View puzzles - Dazzling red maples

Titles
Available:11
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450

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1000

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450

Winter

View puzzles - Snow and ice

Titles
Available:1
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1000

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1000

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1000

Mt. Fuji

View puzzles - Japan's iconic mountain

Titles
Available:11
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2016

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1000

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3000

Japanese castles

View puzzles

Titles
Available:12
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300

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600

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2016

Temples and shrines

View puzzles - Temple buildings from both Buddhist and Shinto traditions

Titles
Available:12
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1000

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1000

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1000

Trains

View puzzles - Railways of Japan

Titles
Available:3
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300

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300

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2542

Mountain roads

View puzzles - The old routes over Japan's mountainous backbone, and the bridges along them

Titles
Available:4
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2016

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300

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300

Bridges

View puzzles - Japanese bridges, both ancient and modern

Titles
Available:4
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2016

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300

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2016

Tokyo

View puzzles - Sights of Japan's capital

Titles
Available:5
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300

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300

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300

Kyoto scenes

View puzzles - The temples and gardens of Japan's old capital

Titles
Available:13
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500

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2016

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500

Fireworks

View puzzles - Spectacular displays are a regular feature of the summer

Titles
Available:7
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2542

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500

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500

Scenic 300

View puzzles - Other scenic puzzles up to 300 pieces

Titles
Available:13
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300

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300

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300

Scenic 500

View puzzles - Other scenic puzzles around 500 pieces

Titles
Available:11
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500

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500

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500

Scenic 1000

View puzzles - Other scenic puzzles around 1000 pieces

Titles
Available:4
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1000

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1000

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1053

Scenic 1500+

View puzzles - Other scenic puzzles 1500 pieces and larger

Titles
Available:1
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2016

Exotic

View puzzles - Exotic locations around the world

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Available:12
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3000

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2000

Browse scenic puzzles by size

Note: Piece counts are approximate, so 1000 also matches 950 panorama.

Best-selling scenic puzzles

Sagano bamboo grove lit up
© Epoch
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2016: Sagano bamboo grove lit up

A night view of the bamboo grove at Sagano in Kyoto. With roughly 1400 pieces of bamboo, and the rest path and brushwood fence, this is a real puzzler's puzzle!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23546 (23-546 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

All about ordering (please read first)

Red Fuji
© Epoch
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2016: Red Fuji

A spectacular aerial view of the rare but genuine meteorological phenomenon whereby at dawn or sunset the whole side of the mountain appears to glow red.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23502 (23-502 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

All about ordering (please read first)

Fuji with pagoda
© Epoch
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1000: Fuji with pagoda

The most sought after view of Fuji, from the park including this five-storied pagoda to the north-east of the mountain.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E10787 (10-787 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

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Himeji Castle
© Epoch
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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)
More castle puzzles

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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Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia
© Kazuyoshi Nomachi

3000: Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

Three thousand pieces, and all of them are sky! The famous Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia are covered in water during the wet season, and provide this amazing mirror effect.

Detail

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 3000 pieces; 1020 x 730 mm (40" x 29")
Code: E21514 (21-514 on package)
Retail price ¥4200 (approx. US$37.84 €33.33 £28.00)

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Majestic Fuji
© Ryuzo Toyotaka
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3000: Majestic Fuji

Fuji in winter garb — the aerial view from the north.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 3000 pieces; 1020 x 730 mm (40" x 29")
Code: E21515 (21-515 on package)
Retail price ¥4200 (approx. US$37.84 €33.33 £28.00)

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Fuji, cherry blossoms, and Asama pagoda
© Beverly
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1000: Fuji, cherry blossoms, and Asama pagoda

The classic view of Fuji, from the park including this five-storied pagoda to the north-east of the mountain, with a flurry of extra cherry petals...

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 720 x 490 mm (28" x 19")
Code: B51226 (51-226 on package)
Retail price ¥2800 (approx. US$25.23 €22.22 £18.67)

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Kintai bridge
© Epoch
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2016: Kintai bridge

This bridge is a landmark of western Japan, with both red maples and cherry trees planted alongside, for gorgeous pictures in all seasons. We are told that the name Kintaikyô - or "Brocade sash bridge" - is derived from a resemblance to a kimono sash. This is pretty unconvincing, until you realise that the river under the bridge is Nishikigawa: this Nishiki is the Japanese reading for "brocade", written with the same Chinese character as the Kin in Kintai.

The bridge consists of five wooden arches: at the time it was originally built (1673), wheeled transport was almost unknown in Japan, so presumably it was not worthwhile going to the extra effort of providing a level roadway. It seems unlikely that this design would have been used in Europe at that time.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23535 (23-535 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$22.52 €19.84 £16.67)

All about ordering (please read first)

Good luck lavender
© Maki Mizuno

1000: Good luck lavender

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: BM61704 (M61-704 on package)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.22 €14.29 £12.00)

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Orbit of the dream
© Kagaya
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500: Orbit of the dream

Kagaya's photographic interpretation of a Kyoto scene...

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: Y051015 (05-1015 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.02 €15.87 £13.33)

All about ordering (please read first)