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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Address: Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0846 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Three floors of Manga in Japanese and a section in other languages

We took the subway from Kyoto Station - it's just up the street from the Karasuma Oiko exit. Entrance fees must be paid in cash, no credit cards are accepted. You put your money... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Monterey, California
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a museum, that's really like a library, you can sit and look through all the manga. There are also exhibitions of Manga art and such. I really enjoyed it. Limited interest for those who don't read Japanese, but there IS a foreign language section. It's in an old school, really liked that too. One of the best bits is... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the subway from Kyoto Station - it's just up the street from the Karasuma Oiko exit. Entrance fees must be paid in cash, no credit cards are accepted. You put your money in a ticket machine and get a ticket. They have a small gift shop next to the entrance and a café next to the museum if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loved the Manga museum; she really enjoyed flicking through the endless selection of Manga on show. But that's about the limit of the appeal of this Museum, at the end of the day it's more of a library. One of the major downsides of the museum is that the vast majority of the books are written in Japanese;... More 

Thank Chris_DJ_Bear_Acton
Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kyoto International Manga Museum is a place where manga is celebrated and shared to all those who are interested in it. It's a definite must-see and must-visit place for manga lovers and anyone who is interested to know more about this interesting bit of Japanese culture. The place is easily accessible via subway. Personally, I got there via the Karasuma... More 

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Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost all manga at one place, you can even borrow them and read also in the garden. There is an international section with another types of cartoons as well, so no worry if you cannot read Japanese. You can try to do your own manga on two computers. And Fri-Sun you can get your own manga portrait ( 1000¥ per... More 

Thank Jitka Z
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To set your expectation, there wont be any animation or cosplay in this attraction. What you will see are books, a lot of them ranging from world war 2 up to present. You'll see drawings and their evolution. All of them in Nihongo. There is a small area where manga is translated to different languages such as french, german, vietanamese,... More 

Thank KeithLacap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

So it's not difficult to see a temple or shrine in Kyoto and therefore it's not hat difficult to get a little bored of them. This is a perfect solution to help you mix things up during your stay in Kyoto. Maybe you might have heard of the Kyoto Atom, better known as Astro Boy for Westerners? Maybe Dragon Ball... More 

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Northiam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Getting a bit 'templed out' in Kyoto my husband and I decided to break it up with a visit to the Mango Museum and so glad we went. Neither of us are particularly artistic but had a go at drawing the Manga mascot making us feel like kids again! We had an anime sketch done by one of their on... More 

Thank Julia H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I really do not recommend this museum or is it really a library. This is not recommended if you do not speak Japanese. There is barely anything in English and there is very little interactive things that you can do it's basically just a bunch of Mungo listed in a three story building. They could've made this so much better,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not just for kids. In fact many visitors seemed in their 20s and older with no kids in tow. It's a museum on history of manga but much more. You can watch artists at work, get a manga portrait done. But the highlight is the extensive library in several languages. Read an English manga of Gigantor or modern classics like... More 

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