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.
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5.0a week ago
You like Manga? Come here!! Yes, it is all in Japanese, but if you appreciate Manga culture this is something you won't want to miss. Lots of young artists have galleries here that are just brimming with creativity that are a wonder to look at. From anime to Manga to studio art, they've got it all. Also, it was for little kids, but we watched a little comedy show here that was amazing! The entertainer did his best to accommodate us English speakers and wow it was a blast! Highly recommend this place to anyone.
5.0a month ago
If you've ever wondered where Manga came from and why it's so uniquely Japanese, then you should definitely pay this place a visit. It was also great to reunite with some of my childhood favourites, like this one that got me into French history..
5.02 weeks ago
This has been the highlight of my daughter's birthday trip to Japan since she is into manga and anime. They offered on-site cartoon portrait which became a priceless memento for my daughter. The staff were top-notch in customer service and helped me with a problem I had with the coin souvenirs machine which they swiftly attended to and meticulously resolved even though it was totally my fault.
3.0a month ago
there is a lot of good information about the history of manga and how it has evolved and become part and parcel of the fabric of everyday Japanese culture. But I felt that the exhibitions were a little bit underwhelming. It's worth the visit if you can read Japanese and want to spend some time here reading comics because they have a very large collection that's open for public reading
3.0a month ago
It’s worth noting that this is more like a read-in library than a museum in the traditional sense. This makes is amazing as you can read manga from the 60’s and on but also, since it is in Japanese, if you are not able to read Japanese, then the small middle section is really the only part you can really participate in. This is not their fault, and it’s an awesome idea for a space, but worth bearing in mind.