Kyoto International Manga Museum4.0
This museum has a collection of around 300,000 manga or Japanese comic books, 50,000 of which are open for free reading and viewing. Most of the comic books and displays are in Japanese, but the collection of oversees and translated works are gradually expanding.
The museum, opened in 2006 at a former primary school, has three floors and basement with walls containing an assortment of historical and modern manga series. There are workshops and events on drawing and comic books. A 5-minute walk from Karasuma-Oike station of the subway line.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 38km) Google Transit
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3.02 months ago
Nice and friendly staff. Good for a quick visit and to escape the weather, but it’s barely worth it if you can’t read Japanese. If you can’t did basically a library where you can only admire the books. Even if you do understand Japanese other than seeing the manga and reading it there’s not that much to do and a lot of the rooms are dedicated to the old school. That being said it is still a nice little place...oh, and no photos anywhere.
5.03 months ago
This place's really awesome!
The entrance fee is 800yen for adults, 300yen for under-18, which is not too bad.
It has many books in many different language, and foreign tourists can enjoy reading these. You can stay here for hours without getting bored.
I recommend this place
3.0a week ago
Vert interesting, especially for manga lovers. However, if you can't read in Japanese then the experience is mostly wasted on you. I enjoyed it, but couldn't enjoy it to its fullest capacity as there were very few English manga available. Otherwise a pretty sweet spot. I mostly enjoyed reading about the history of the building/old school.
4.0in the last week
Quiet and peaceful place to explore the history of manga. It's actually located in an old primary school.
Try to go midday or early so you don't miss timed exhibitions like we did.
If you don't already read manga or have a curiosity for manga, you probably won't find much of value here.
5.02 weeks ago
Amazing for any manga lover. This place was packed floor to ceiling with manga from every decade. A great history lesson too. And they even had a few sections with translated manga in other languages such as English, Spanish, and Portuguese, to name a few, for people to sit and read.