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Summer - the great outdoors

Some aspects of Japan are so well known - the temples and gardens of Kyoto, the castles, the cherry blossom, Mt Fuji, and even the ugliness of urban sprawl. But one surely underrepresented feature is Japan's wild landscape. The visitor to Japan is often told how much smaller Japan is than foreign countries; this doesn't make much sense (given that the surface area of Japan is about 1.5 times that of the UK for example), until you realise that it must refer to the inhabitable area, outside which there is mountain scenery on a grand scale.

2542 pieces

Oirase rapids
© Epoch
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Oirase rapids

The Oirase river flows out of Lake Towada east to the sea, and the steep descent provides a renowmed beauty spot. Here mountain azaleas provide splashes of colour amid the green.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E75502 (75-502 on box)
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Kappa bridge, Japan Alps
© Epoch
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Kappa bridge, Japan Alps

This wooden suspension bridge is a landmark of the Kamikochi resort area in the Japan alps, and its span of some 30 metres carries hikers across Azusagawa river. Beyond can be seen some of Japan's most majestic mountains.

The bridge is named for the mythical water-creature, the kappa, which is said to live in deep clear waters such as these.

Wikipedia article on Kappa

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An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E75511 (75-511 on box)
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Kappa bridge, Japan Alps
© Imamura Yutaka
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Kappa bridge, Japan Alps

This wooden suspension bridge is a landmark of the Kamikochi resort area in the Japan alps, and its span of some 30 metres carries hikers across Azusagawa river. Beyond can be seen some of Japan's most majestic mountains.

The bridge is named for the mythical water-creature, the kappa, which is said to live in deep clear waters such as these.

Wikipedia article on Kappa

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23547 (23-547 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$23.15 €20.66 £17.99)
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Ama-no-hashidate
© Epoch
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Ama-no-hashidate

Azaleas make a bright foreground to this view along Ama-no-hashidate. This is one of the natural wonders of Japan, a natural sand spit formation that almost closes the mouth of Miyazu bay, and is covered by a ribbon of old pine trees.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23574 (23-574 on box)
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1053 pieces

Azumino
© Apollo
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Azumino

An idyllic rural scene high in the Northern Alps. But this particular view is very well known, because the water mill was featured in Yume (Dream), the film by Kurosawa Akira.

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* This puzzle has the same image printed on both sides.

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An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P49402 (49-402 on box)
Retail price ¥2200
Gokayama irises
© Apollo
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Gokayama irises

Irises line the paddy fields in this preserved village of the traditional mountain houses, high above Toyama.

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An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P49614 (49-614 on box)
Retail price ¥2100 (approx. US$19.44 €17.36 £15.11)
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1000 pieces

Shirouma, Northern Alps
© Epoch
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Shirouma, Northern Alps

This suspension bridge sits in the valley, with a view of the Shirouma "three peaks", at the northermost end of the Northern Alps.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10732 (10-732 on box)
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Azumino
© Beverly Enterprises
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Azumino

An idyllic rural scene high in the Northern Alps. But this particular view is very well known, because the water mill was featured in Yume (Dream), the film by Kurosawa Akira.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: BM71834 (M71-834 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.67 €14.88 £12.95)
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Gokayama
© Beverly
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Gokayama

Irises line the paddy fields in this preserved village of the traditional mountain houses, high above Toyama.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: BM71855 (M71-855 on box)
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Azumino
© Epoch
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Azumino

An idyllic rural scene high in the Northern Alps. But this particular view is very well known, because the water mill was featured in Yume (Dream), the film by Kurosawa Akira.

* The picture on the box has a number of "mistakes", slight differences from the puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E59502 (59-502 on box)
Retail price ¥3500 (approx. US$32.41 €28.93 £25.18)
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759 pieces

Summer comes to Oirase
© JTB photo
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Summer comes to Oirase

The Oirase river flows out of Lake Towada east to the sea, and the steep descent provides a renowmed beauty spot. Here and there, mountain azaleas provide splashes of colour amid the green.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 759 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E57501 (57-501 on box)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$14.81 €13.22 £11.51)
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420 pieces

Tashiroike
© Epoch
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Tashiroike

High in the Japan Alps, the highest chain of mountains running north-south across the main island, this winding lake is a well-known beauty spot.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 52 x 18 cm (20" x 7")
Code: E52726 (52-726 on box)
Retail price ¥1500 (approx. US$13.89 €12.40 £10.79)
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