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Explore the most difficult Japanese puzzle boxes for adults who love brain teasers and appreciate Japanese artistry. Try cool, vintage, large, and all types of Japanese wood puzzle boxes to gift, collect, and of course to play with and challenge yourself.

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Looking for the most breath-taking Japanese wood puzzle boxes? You’re in luck because we created this puzzle box list just for you. You’ll find here some of the most difficult and beautiful Japanese puzzle boxes for adults who love brain teasers.

We also included some less challenging puzzle boxes for beginners and some with truly one-of-a-kind designs created by Japanese artists who have been following the traditional ways for generations some since the Edo era. You can also find here really fun and easily portable smaller Japanese puzzle boxes that can give you inspiration if you’re looking for game night ideas for adults.

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Explore some of the coolest, most difficult, and vintage-style Japanese puzzle boxes that are perfect for collectors and will make special gifts thanks to their high-quality design and mind-bending puzzles. If you’re looking for fun games you can play at home or enjoy at-home escape room games as much as puzzle boxes then check out our other lists with great puzzle boxes.

10| Warashibe Japanese Wooden Puzzle Box

Warashibe Japanese Wooden Puzzle Box

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This Yosegi secret puzzle box is a handmade puzzle box from the beautiful town of Hakone, Japan. It’s one of the most beautiful traditional Japanese wooden puzzle boxes and its history dates back to 1830. It’s a great choice for people who love beautiful brain teasers and the late Edo period of Japan.

You can keep jewelry or money in the lovely Japanese puzzle box and open it with the secret 10-step method. It’s made with the traditional Japanese woodworking technique called Yosegi (combined wood) which lets woodworking artists create beautiful and unique patterns.

This is one of the most budget-friendly Japanese puzzle boxes that make excellent gifts for puzzle lovers and thanks to its great quality it can also make a great addition to any puzzle box collection.

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9| 5 Sun 21 Step Edobee Japanese Puzzle box for adults

5 Sun 21 Step Edobee Japanese Puzzle box for adults

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Looking for a truly difficult puzzle box for adults? Then check out this brilliant 21-step Japanese puzzle box with a beautiful ukiyo-e style portrait. It’s one of the best gifts for puzzle box lovers who love challenging and stylish puzzles.

While it’s a fantastic hand-made and unique Japanese puzzle box it is a more pricey one. This box is also made in with Yosegi style giving it a traditional mosaic work style that has been celebrated in Japan for centuries.

This unique puzzle box also comes packaged in a beautiful cardboard gift box, the craftsmen stamp with a distinctive mark inside the box, and you’ll get the solution just in case you get stuck and can’t open it on your own.


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8| 6-Step Hexagon Yosegi-zaiku Japanese puzzle boxes

6 steps Hexagon Yosegi-zaiku Japanese puzzle boxes

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This is another of the lovely Yosegi style Japanese puzzle boxes that make perfect gifts and is a great choice for women who love to keep their jewelry in unique boxes. It’s a medium-difficulty box that can be opened in 6 steps.

Thanks to its unique hexagon design it’ll make it one of the loveliest gifts for crafters and people who love DIY and appreciate unique design.


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7| Mame 14 Step Koyosegi

Mame 14 Step Koyosegi

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Looking for a tiny but difficult Japanese puzzle box? Then check out this small, only 4 cm but challenging puzzle box for adults you can only open after 14 moves. This puzzle box was also made in traditional Japanese wood mosaic style called Yosegi.

This box is hand-made in Japan and comes in a lovely gift box so it’ll make a lovely gift too. If you’re looking for a super portable Japanese puzzle box you can take to your friends’ game night parties then go with this cute one.


6| 10-Step Koyosegi – Japanese Puzzle Box For Adult

10 steps Koyosegi - Japanese Puzzle Box For Adult

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This lovely Koyosegi puzzle box is a high-quality and hand-made box that’ll make a great gift for people who love medium-difficult puzzle boxes. You just have to smoothly slide the pieces and the lid will pop one after the 10th step.

It’s a lovely collectors puzzle box too since it’s co-branded with master Kenji Nakazato And Kubiya Japan. Its difficulty level is only 3 it’s a really fun puzzle box for adults and teens who love brain teasers. It’s also a great gift for young adults (from age 10) who just getting started with solving puzzle boxes and are looking for a new challenge.


5| Square 12 steps Yosegi/Kuzushi – Japanese Puzzle

Square 12 steps Yosegi,Kuzushi - Japanese Puzzle

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Are you into traditional square puzzle boxes? Then this unique Yosegi style puzzle box is for you. It has a truly one-of-a-kind design thanks to the Yosegi pattern on the top and the bottom panels that are different on each puzzle box.

It’s also a considerably difficult Japanese puzzle box that can be opened in 12 steps and has 3 panels and 2 keys. You’ll also get the solution sheet and the puzzle box comes in a lovely gift box which makes it an even better gift idea for puzzle box lovers.


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4| 5 Sun 12 Step +1 Bird-Fuji Japanese wooden puzzle box

5 Sun 12 Step +1 Bird-Fuji Japanese wooden puzzle box

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This is one of the most charming and difficult puzzle boxes you can find. You can open the puzzle box in 12 steps plus an extra secret step to open a hidden compartment in the lid itself that holds a special token.  It’s not only a stunning Japanese puzzle box but can make a great birthday gift and a unique home decor item for those who love Japanese design.

This box is also handmade and of the highest quality that combines artistry, design, and the fun of puzzles. If you’re looking for a Yosegi puzzle box for women then this one will surely make be a winner.


3| Karakuri Alchemist – Japanese wooden puzzle boxes

Karakuri Alchemist - japanese wooden puzzle boxes

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This truly special Japanese puzzle box was created for the exhibition of the Karakuri Experiments. You’ll find alchemy on the box thanks to the eight symbols on the side of the box. Once you solve the mystery of the symbols you’ll be able to open the drawer. However, you’ll have to follow the creator’s precise procedure without spilling the liquid in the flask that’s on top of the box.

Karakuri Creation Group is famous for creating unique, fun, and challenging puzzle boxes with artistic designs that have been a favorite of puzzle box collectors all over the world. The crafting style has been passed down for generations since the Edo era and while the creators follow the Hakone and Odawara style they also work on new and interesting designs to create one-of-a-kind Japanese puzzle boxes.

If you’re looking for unique gifts for puzzle lovers then you should put this enchanting Japanese puzzle box on your list.


2| Karakuri Small Japanese Puzzle Box

Karakuri Small Japanese Puzzle Box

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Looking for the most difficult puzzle box that can be opened in 3 moves? Then this Japanese puzzle box is for you. While it can be opened after only 3 moves most puzzle lovers are unable to do so without knowing the solution. Are you ready for the challenge?

This is one of the most challenging Japanese puzzle boxes created by the famous Karakuri Creation Group. If you’re looking for one of the best quality Japanese puzzle boxes that make excellent gifts to give some truly challenging and fun gifts for your loved ones then go with this beautiful and mind-bending puzzle box.


1| Karakuri Sakura Mochi (Japanese Cake)

Karakuri Sakura Mochi (Japanese Cake)

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Do you prefer stunning and unusual design over difficulty when it comes to puzzle boxes? Then this stunning sakura mochi inspired Japanese puzzle box will make a brilliant addition to your collection. It was originally made for a Spring themed exhibition and the leaf of the cherry tree was made by Haruo Uchiyama.

It’s a fairly simple puzzle but with an enchanting and unique design. You’ll find the puzzle mechanism hidden behind the leaf. It is another breath-taking puzzle box created by the Karakuri Creation Group that will make not only a great collector’s item but also a fantastic gift for puzzle box lovers and those who appreciate artistry and one-of-a-kind home decor items from Japan.

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