Kyoto International Manga Museum

Sightseeing information about Kyoto International Manga Museum in Japan.

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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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5.0in the last week

If you are a Manga reader and would like to know a bit of history, then definitely check this place out. We even had one of the staff here do a little show which was so enjoyable. There is an entrance fee to the museum but well worth paying.

5.0a month 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.

5.02 weeks ago

We found this place as we were interested in getting a character drawn as something special. We arrived early as there is limited spaces and we were the first. We chose an Anime style and were not sure how it would turn out. It was great. We also got him to do one of our 3 young children from photos which he did a great job of. While we waited we had a look around and it was very interesting to see all the different styles and the history of Manga. Definitely worth a visit and loved our Anime Character.

4.0in the last week

Cool place but not a super large selection of manga in English (duh). Still cool to visit. 800 yen entry per adult

5.0in the last week

Delightful. The building is a converted elementary school. Most of it is given over to a huge library of manga in Japanese which anyone can read, and spaces for workshops; there are museum exhibits on the second floor with the history of Japanese and foreign manga. One big wall features English-language translations, and you can sit and read as long as you like. The gift shop is also excellent.

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