Japan Coloring Books

Foreword Clarion Review, 4 out of 5 Stars:

The relaxing, enjoyable coloring book Essence of Japan, A Coloring Journey is an excellent sampler that draws on a trip to Japan. With images that are both grand and impressive and those that are closer and detailed, the book strikes a delicate balance that extends to its ratios of people, places, and things. The book is suited both to experienced colorists and newcomers to the hobby.

Volume 1: Prefectures- Narita, Tokyo, Takayama and Shirakawago

Available at Bookstores

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  • Narita Temple Gateway, Narita
  • Asakusa Temple,Tokyo
  • Imperial Palace, Tokyo
  • Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto
  • Ancient Town, Takeyama
  • Shirakawago thatch roof houses, Shirakawago

Volume 2: Prefectures- Kyoto, Osaka, Gion, and Nara

Available at Bookstores

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  • Bamboo Forest, Kyoto
  • Golden Pavilion, Kyoto
  • Tori Gates, Kyoto
  • Geishas, Gion
  • Tea Ceremony, Osaka
  • Todaiji Temple, Nara
  • Shinto Shrine, Nara

Social Media-Japan Coloring Book postings: Finished  colored samples may be posted with a link and the art credited back to ArtisticWill Designs. Thank you.

Bookstore page: Links to purchase the books

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Japan’s coloring inspiration:

A Japan Coloring books called “Essence of Japan, a Coloring Journey”. Based on real destinations on central Japan. This book will give you hours of relaxation with Japan’s luxury and beauty. Enjoy your time coloring 30 beautiful pages filled with detailed illustrations. All of the art is my personal creation and is hand drawn, using personal photos as reference. Stock images are never used.

A trip to Japan changes everything:

Having a Japanese heritage, I always wanted to visit the land of my ancestors. In 2016, my dream came true when I visited central Japan. I experienced profound beauty of Japanese designs, gardens, nature, ancient cities, wonderful people, delicious food, and incredible “Unesco World Heritage sites”. After returning from my trip, I had a strong desire to draw this magnificent country into coloring book style.

I want to help promote Japan’s tourism by showcasing central Japan unlike any other. Experience beauty, culture and traditions. Many people maybe interested in Japan, but unable to make the journey, some can plan a destinations trip they would like to see or others who would like to relive their vacation. In this unique Japanese coloring book, you can explore Japan without leaving the comfort of your home.

Narita temple


I traveled to Japan to experience the country of my heritage. I was so inspired by its beauty, culture, and people that I had to illustrate Japan Coloring Books called “Essence of Japan” into a coloring book.

I’m Joyce Will, artist and owner of ArtisticWill Designs. (previously called ArtisticWill Studios). I’m a wife, mom, and artist living in Southern California.

Read more: About me/ Art

Essence of Japan, by Joyce Will
Japan adult coloring books: Experience Japan’s culture, traditions and history from the comfort of home.

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8 thoughts on “Japan Coloring Books

  1. A beautiful, detailed book! You can tell Ms. Will really loves Japan and its culture through the intricate features of the designs. The drawings allow the reader/”colorer” to really feel they are in the scene itself. A great way to become familiar with the beauty of Japan.


  2. This coloring book has wonderful details and the description of each page helps one understand better what you are coloring.
    Wonderful job! Well done.


  3. Coloring is such a soothing activity and your coloring book gives this feeling along with creating the beauty that you experienced in Japan. Nicely done!


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