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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not just for manga lovers (though of course that helps). We visited during the kamishibai (picture storytelling) showtime (three per day?) and that was fantastic. There are walls littered with manga, and international sections with a selection of manga in many languages. This is as...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first place we went to when we arrived in Kyoto. The husband is a big fan of manga and a graphic novel writer thus this was like a pilgrimage to him. He marveled at the wall to wall showcase of mangas spread...More

Thank Sanjri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in what was an old school, this was an eye-opener beyond belief. A thoroughly enjoyable and heartfelt historical journey back in time covering the Manga world. Take me back - we loved it! The merch shop was cool too :)

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a library more than a museum but don’t let this put you off going. Even though everything is in Japanese you can explore each decade of manga and work out what is happening with the illustrations. Lots of my favourite characters were there....More

Thank Travelling_Becca
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

more of a library than a museum, every age groups was there reading on every available chair. Several floors of books and one floor the history of Manga.

Thank gallaghera416
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is more of a library than a museum per se. Lots of manga books in several languages, even I was excited-especially when I realised that they also had my favourite Lady Oscar of Versailles-perhaps one of the earliest anime LGBTQ representations

Thank Figs_Olives
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Spent some hours there with the kids during our Kyoto stay. I am not much into Manga but it was very interesting to see. We enjoyed the two ladies downstairs who offer to draw visitors Manga-style. It was good value for money and an excellent,...More

Thank chrisrod1
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The place is not only like a huge Manga cafe but also the place has wonderful entertainment, Kamishibai. Kamishibai is traditional story telling with pictures in Japan. My kids were so happy to see the entertainment. Story teller was so much fun. Everybody laughed when...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I will start this by saying it is more of a library than a museum. However, it was a lovely change of pace to everything else we did in Kyoto. We spent time looking at how Manga changed over time, and even sat down to...More

Thank Austin B
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Great place for anyone who loves Manga. It seems that every book or series that is published is on display here and you’re able to just sit down and read then. It was really hot when we were in Kyoto so this was a welcome...More

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