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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-254-7414
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Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-254-7414
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This should be renamed library instead of museum. If you are a Japanese reader and fan of mangas and you want to spend your day reading mangas that's the place, otherwise it's better to spend the expensive fee entrance 800¥ somewhere else.

1  Thank Pascal T
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

It feels more like a library as an actual museum. 99% of all the books you can take off the shelf and read are Japanese. On the 2nd floor is a brief history about Mangas and their development. For 800 yen entrance fee it's okay...More

Thank Isik O
Reviewed March 27, 2016

This place is a #must-go place for all manga lovers, especially those who can read and understand Japanese. The whole place is three-storey high with tons and tons of comic books. There is also a small "international" section whereby it had a few bookshelves of...More

Thank MrMrsFish
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Because I got into manga and Anime at a young age. Going through this immense library reminded me of found memories of when I use to watch a certain show or read a certain manga serie. I was there for 2-3hours. And honestly I wish...More

1  Thank RyouNomegami
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Visited this place as a break from the temples recently as it got such great reviews. I wasn't a previous manga enthusiast/expert but entered with an open mind! I found this museum to be more like a library of manga comics than anything else. There...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed March 10, 2016

So, I'm not into Manga... at least I thought I wasn't. I saw it as childish crazy Japanese comics/cartoons. This place educated me. It explains the development of manga over its (not inconsiderable) history. How it has worked itself in mainstream medias... Their international and...More

1  Thank Pridey83
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

This place could have been awesome but basically it's just a comic book library over three floors. The comics are all in Japanese. There are a few exhibitions with English translations which are ok. I kind of expected large manga art pieces on the walls,...More

1  Thank richie_tf
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Really must visit if you like mangas. There's a huge Japanese collection and a huge foreign language collection as well. They present the history of mangas in a nice chronological order and it makes you understand where different current styles come from

1  Thank Qinan J
Reviewed March 5, 2016

The manga museum is an incredibly large collection. The majority of the museum is an enormous manga library and if you can read Japanese then you will be in heaven. There is one small bookcase of English manga books to read. The museum has some...More

Thank Jude_b86
Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you interested in comics, graphic novels, art, this place is awesome. Old artwork from the original days of Manga. An international section, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman were featured but sadly no mention of 2000AD, Fleetway Comics, who were a massive influence.

Thank Pedrovski66
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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