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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0846 , Japan
+81 75-254-7414
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Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The main exhibition was interesting because it told us about the history of manga and how it developed. Most of the rest of the museum is a library of manga in Japanese, so unfortunately all we could do was admire the sheer numbers! Upstairs was an art gallery. Some of the rooms were closed for rehanging at the time of... More

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Museum is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the tourist sites of Kyoto. Its situated on both the bus circuit and not too far away from the subway. I got to see a great exhibition on the evolution of Manga, as well as some really beautiful pieces from the Toy Museum of Kyoto. The pleasure of... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I grew up with Japanase manga translated into Vietnamese, going to the museum is like re-living my childhood again. Had great time there

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USA
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Probably more interesting if you are a manga fan. Lots of manga available to read, including historically significant, more like walking into a comic books Barnes and Noble. One room with kids and adults sprawled out, reading. Explanations of the historical origins of manga.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Great place for Japanese Manga lovers. Also a good place/way of getting rid of the kids for a little while. Otherwise not really a distination spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You don't have to be a Manga/Anime fan to enjoy this small yet extensive, knowledgeable and lovely museum. The layout is simple and there are a number of exhibitions to entertain both children and adults. You can also have your portrait drawn during the weekends, therefore plan your outing for a weekend with mornings being ideal. the museum took two... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I used to be huge into manga, so this was a must see on my list. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of manga history, though it wasn't anything you couldn't learn with a bit of reading by yourself, and the exhibition they had going while I visited was interesting. It's stunning to see quite how much manga they keep in... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are a manga fan you'll be in paradise. If you're not a manga fan you will still be impressed. The selection is huge, even in English. You can read thousands of mangas. Reading about manga history and development was also interesting. You could spend weeks reading all the comics. If you just want to take a look at... More

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New Delhi, India
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35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My partner really wanted to visit here, so we decided to pop in as it was near our hotel. However, it wasn't quite what we expected and didn't spend too long here as we are not massive Manga fans. Some interesting displays showcasing toys based on Manga comics, and an impressive collection of Manga comics from around the world in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We happened to come across the museum by chance and had to visit as the kids are Manga fans. It is on the main road not far from Kyoto Station on the way to the Imperial Palace. Entry cost was ¥800 paid into a machine and then handed to the attendant. Hours are 10am to 6pm and they are closed... More

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