Imaginatorium Shop

Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Titles in stock:
Around 2500 by special order

Welcome to the Imaginatorium Shop, now in our twelfth 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.

New Year

We are sending out orders normally again. Apologies: we have a big backlog of queries to respond to, which I hope to clear over the next few days. Thanks for understanding. And the new Tenyo catalog has finally arrived! Updates to follow.

Discount: 10% off all puzzle orders!

(Note: discount may not apply to frames and other special items.)

Puzzle of the month for
January 2015


Sapporo snow festival (detail)

Feature of the month for January: Snow!

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An extra 15% discount off these selected puzzles in January! We are having a tough winter, with extremes of snow in unusual places like Shikoku, but you can enjoy the pictureque side of this from your living room...

Still more puzzles in the Jumbo bargain sale at least 50% off... and still we'll be adding more from our collection of puzzles, usually returned from worldwide travel, with dented boxes. Full list of other special offers). (All special offers subject to current stock availability)

2015 — Year of the Ram


Latest additions

Latest Horaguchi fantasy

And more...


Brian Chandler


We are currently having difficulties getting supplies of Tenyo puzzles, so much so that it is impossible not to wonder quite what is going on. The new Tenyo catalog (first for two years) was promised in July (at the Toy Show in June), then promised in October, currently promised in November, but has yet to materialise. A huge number are out of stock, including the best-selling "All-star stained glass" 1000-piece; last week out of the total of 35 Tenyo titles we ordered, just three arrived. The Disney calendar, which appeared in September, and generated lots of orders, was unavailable by the beginning of October, and it seems unlikely that any more will be produced. I apologise for any disappointment, but please be assured that we are doing all we can to get more stock, and we can only hope that the situation stablises at some point in the near future.

Update 11 November The catalog is now promised "early December"... and we have been told the calendar puzzle is in fact discontinued.

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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...

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