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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 4 days ago via mobile

Not much to do but actually read mangas. I was hoping to learn more about the background and development of manga in history, many changes and things about what it means to be an artist.. Not much here.. I spend maybe 30 minutes for 800...More

Thank Ludmila S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a place where you can read scores upon scores of manga books at your leisure. You can’t take the books outside the building, but you can read them out in the museum’s courtyard; if the weather’s nice and it’s...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

it s really a place for people who are most interested about spend time to discover some manga edition and the manga history there is not official famous Manga writer archive but for the toung people it s full of activities good spot for family...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 12 October 2017

It is indeed other type of museum; as European or American, it is difficult to adapt to this type of hands-on museum... We did not plan to visit the Kyoto International Manga Museum, however checking the maps and knowing my family interest into th art...More

Thank MirOvr
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Yes there are lots of books because it covers the history of Manga and there are great exhibits explaining how it was conceived! Not for everyone but it was of interest to us.

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The manga museum was high on my list of things to see in Kyoto but turned out to be more of a library then a museum. A library filled with Japanese manga at that. The site had three, maybe four exhibits in total. Two of...More

Thank Mat_Cope
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is NOT a museum. This is a library with rows & rows of books that can be read. No original art. Not worth the money or travel unless you want to sit & read.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had a totally different idea in my head about the place upon my arrival. As an anime and manga fan I expected the embodiment of my interest to be a geeky, otaku-ish shrine like, instead I found a library. Sure there were some exhibitions...More

1  Thank liaagatha
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We came here for my Manga loving daughter. Arrived at 10.30, and made sure we were first in the queue for the Anime portraits, painted/drawn by a local artist. The artist took 30 mins to draw three of us, and we were delighted with the...More

1  Thank Cayenne2
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I left this museum with mixed feelings of joy, nostalgic feeling of my childhood and fully inspired to pursue my drawing hobby. It was a great experience for manga lovers, art lovers, for those who admire this Japanese culture. They have 200.000 manga collection which...More

Thank Ruth E
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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