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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5.02 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.
3.0a month ago
I think it’s a wonderful place for Japanese speakers. You have almost every manga ever issued, and plenty of space to seat and read.
As I’m not a Japanese speaker, the museum part is interesting, however the English written is sometimes not quite accurate, and it makes it hard to understand. The « foreign library » part is so close to the entrance that it’s not really a place you wish to stay.
I’d still put 3 stars because of the atmosphere and the staff, who are amazing people.
5.0in the last week
Really amazing experience. There were over 20000 manga on display and another 300000 manga in storage. They had have beans outside of the entrance you can sit on and read. Really enjoyable.
4.0a month ago
If you're a Manga fan then this place is heaven with 1000's of choices to read. Museum isn't very accommodating to English speakers however plenty of copies are in English and some exhibits have English captions. Had our portrait painted by a very talented artist which alone made it worth the trip.
5.02 weeks ago
It's more a library than a museum but still very interesting. Most exhibitions have English narration. One of the highlights is the actual building, which used to be an elementary school.