Imaginatorium Shop

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
Around 2500 by special order

Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our sixteenth year!

From our base in Japan (here!), we send jigsaw puzzles anywhere in the world. Most of the hundreds of puzzles we have in stock feature oriental themes, but the high quality of Japanese-made puzzles (exquisite printing, really solid card stock, and clean cutting) also makes "reverse imports" highly desirable — puzzles of Peanuts, Disney, and lots of other Western characters popular in Japan. In general, if a puzzle is available in Japan, we can get it for you within a week or so - see the special orders page.

Puzzle of the month for
May and June 2017


Tiger with red bamboo
1000 pieces (detail)

Feature of the month for May and June: Tigers

thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail

Well, April overran, so here's the delayed puzzle-of-the-month-and-a-half feature: the white tiger, a traditional symbol of strength. 10% extra discount off all of these puzzles in May and June.

(All special offers subject to current stock availability)

Latest additions

Traditional elegance from Hakuga Takeuchi...

Latest Hello Kitty puzzles...

Latest Peanuts puzzles, including new "stained glass" crystal puzzles, and a new small-piece 1000 size...

More Ghibli favourites...

And more...


Brian Chandler


Another New Year is here! There were certainly plenty of unexpected events in 2016, but I take this opportunity to wish all our customers, past, present, and future, all the best for 2017.

2016 was not an easy year, with the yen going up with each political dislocation, good or bad, but things have settled down now. We have reached a range of 1200 puzzles in stock, and in the New Year we will have plenty more new ones. There has been a trend in recent years towards more of the "novelty" small puzzles, but we will do our best to keep a good range at the challenging end too. After a gap of two or three years with exactly one puzzle over 3000 pieces (the superb Yanoman 5000 of Mount Fuji, we have just added a couple of new 4000 Disney puzzles, which should keep you busy. And lots more to come, new artists, upgraded rewards for One Piece pirates, and more...

Read more of these blog entries


About ordering

The details under each puzzle show the price, with approximate equivalents in US dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. Click "Buy this puzzle" to go straight to the checkout with a single puzzle, or "Add to basket" to carry on shopping. At the checkout, you can select the shipping method, then choose how you are going to buy the puzzle(s). If you have any questions or problems, just use the forms provided to ask, and we'll get back to you. Once we receive confirmation of a payment, we aim to despatch puzzles by the next working day.

PayPal (verified member) You do not need to create a PayPal account in order to make a payment; the total is in yen, but you will be charged in your 'home currency', and you will be able to check the final amount before confirming payment.

Credit cardseChecks
You can pay by major credit card, eCheck in the US,
and bank transfer in many countries.

As you can see in the pile of puzzles on the left, most of the writing on the box is in Japanese, so we also include printed details with each shipment. Click these thumbnails for descriptions...

(Sorry! You can't see the "pile of boxes", because your browser does not support the functions necessary.)
thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail
Other items from Imaginatorium Shop
Français - Deutsch - Italiano - Español

If you're an enthusiast who would like to share in marketing in other languages, please contact me.


The Shop is only part of my website, the Imaginatorium - I hope you will have time to explore some of the other pages!