Hakone yosegi himitsubako puzzle boxes are popular souvenirs from Japan, but for those who like wooden puzzles, you might also find these Kumiki wooden 3D puzzles from Hokkaido interesting.
There are two types of these wooden 3D Kumiki puzzles; 6 sticks version and 12 sticks version.
This is 12 sticks version. There are 12 cut sticks in a box and you can build an object by combining them together. This 12 sticks puzzle is relatively difficult to build without looking at the instruction, but it would be fun to try to build it with your friends or family.
It comes in a paper box, so it would also be good as a gift for a puzzle lover.
The size is about 10 x 10 x 10 cm, when it is built and the price is 2,900yen+tax.
This is 6 sticks version. This is considerably easier than that of 12 sticks, but I personally like this because when it is built, you need to make two exactly the same parts with 3 sticks each and when you combine these two parts together, they smoothly slide into one another and I find it is soothing so that makes me feel like trying that movement repeatedly. Well, anyway it is fun to build it and it is ony 2,400yen+tax.
The size is about 9 x 9 x 9 cm when it is built.
For more details and more photos, you can visit our online stores (Only in Japanese, I am afraid)
6 Kumiki 3D puzzle https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/131-5-2.html
12 Kumiki 3D puzzle https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/131-5-1.html
Aoyama marke： http://aoyamamarket.com/ma/living-toys/02.html
We also have them on display at our store in Tokyo.
If you are interested in Japanese puzzle boxes, we also stock over 35 different types of these boxes. Please visit this page.
We stock Hanayama Katsuno puzzles too.
Should you have any queries or if you are interested in purchasing any of them, please feel free to contact us. We can also ship them overseas by EMS after confirming your payment by PayPal.
How to purchase them?
You can either visit our store in Tokyo or you can send us emails and we can send them overseas by EMS or send them to those designated hotels or places within Japan where you specify after confirming your payment.
Please choose the puzzle you want to purchase and we will calculate the cost of EMS (we normally provide cheaper option if it is available) and we will request the payment with Paypal to you by email. We will send it to you right after we confirm your payment.
For domestic delivery within Japan, the shipping cost is only 648yen and it is free when the total goes over 10,800yen.
Contact address is info(at)mabysoshite.com (please change the (at) to @).
Alternatively if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can visit us in Aoyama
How to visit us in Tokyo?
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro.
If you are a visitor to Japan, please bring your passport, so you can claim for tax free!
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2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo Japan 107–0062
Tax Free Shopping
When the total of your purchase exceeds over 5,000yen, you can claim for tax free shopping. We need your passport to do that, so please do not forget to bring it with you, when you visit our store in Tokyo.