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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3.0a month 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.
5.0a week ago
Really interesting museum full of information on the medium as well history of various other kinds of animation. Extensive library full of manga available to read, including limited selections in other languages. English descriptions on most exhibits.
3.0in the last week
I would second those who said this feels more like a library, but that should not deter your visit if you're a fan (even a moderate one). The main exposition is small, but gives you a nice overview of the history of manga. 98% of the manga is in Japanese, but you still get a limited amount of books in different languages and several spots to read them. There's a drawing workshop and an artist putting your portrait in manga form, but spots are few and you should arrive early if you want to get on the list.
5.0in the last week
No photos allowed inside but a great history of manga. Massive accessable library, original artwork, interactive exhibits and series viewings. Great visit
5.02 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