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

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.

5.03 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.

3.02 months 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.

5.02 weeks ago

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.

3.0a week ago

This place was pretty cool to check out. It explains a little bit about the history of the building as well as the history of manga. It's mostly a good place to go and read a ton of manga.

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