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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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"main exhibition"
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"different languages"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a huge manga fan myself, so the huge library of manga didn’t really cath my eye, but the main exhibition gave me a much better overview of manga as a medium. I also enjoyed seing other people sitting around reading their manga and...More

Thank Magnusardottir
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

So interesting to learn about Manga in Japan! Definitely it’s not “stuff for kids”; instead it’s knowledge and Japanese culture. Take the time to try to read the manga and learn how it all developed and how much work behind. Fantastic papa cooking exposition!

Thank Martina G
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Definitely a must visit for anyone who has a passing interest in anime or manga. This museum offers a great selection of manga for reading, as well as a history of manga and anime's roots. Great for everyone

Thank chongchungpuo91
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I keep reading that there were mostly books/comics in this museum. Which is true, but I don't know what else you would expect from a museum about books/comics. The museum gave an introduction to how manga was created, developed and updated throughout the years. Beyond...More

Thank Henry L
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This is more a library than a museum. I was expecting something a bit more interesting, just to discover that 90% of the Museum are shelfs with manga-magazines. Great if you are a manga-fanatic that reads Japanese, but not that fun otherwise.

Thank Victor G
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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