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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4.03 weeks ago
A really nice experience, but I would have thought it would contain more history about the Manga art and also more paintings on the wall instead of all those books. It's quite impressive though, it has 40.000 många books and the building has a historical value. The shop was nice, but would have expected a larger variety of things. I highly recommend anyone to visit!
4.02 weeks ago
Beautiful display of Manga history as well as how Manga has developed beyond Japan speaking areas.
Millions of comic books in the Manga wall that you can take and read. Small gallery with beautiful manga art is also nice to explore.
For kids also some interactive courses and few artists who can draw your personal manga.
5.05 months ago
What an amazing place! It's the biggest Manga collection I've ever seen! They also have Manga translated into many different languages, although I did not see any in English. You can sit down and read them too! There were a lot of people of all ages, sitting quietly and reading. My favourite section was the history of Manga, which went as far back as the 1940s and you can read them too! If you love Manga and comics alike, definitely check this place out.
4.03 weeks ago
Cool place with very peaceful vibes. Everyone is just enjoying themselves reading manga. Also has huge library filled with manga and comics from different decades
5.02 months ago
Good place if your planning to read the whole day. If you can only understand English their is an area located at the 1st floor but only limited to mainstream manga.