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
We guide this spot.
3.03 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.
5.02 weeks ago
Awesome place to find all types of manga all the way back to the 50's
Just pick a spot on one of the many benches and read away. I also got to have an anima character drawn of me from a local artist for 1500 yen! Pretty cool :)
5.0a week ago
Second time coming here and again the experience is amazing. For manga and Japanese culture lovers, this is a must. We went on a quiet Monday, and there happened to be an artist that does anime-style portraits for ¥1500/person (and ¥1000 per additional person). He did it in less than 30 minutes and the result was absolutely wonderful.
Great collection of mangas to read and lots of history on this popular culture.
5.0in the last week
A great place to come and read manga. They have a decent selection in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese. On the 2nd floor there is a nice exhibition about the history of manga not just in Japan, but also worldwide.
5.04 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