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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 1 week ago via mobile

This turned out to be a library then a museum. Very tiny selection of translated manga's available. For us it was a waste of time and money.

Thank Elisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you really like Manga, you cannot miss this museum. It is plenty of books ( almost like a library). You can really feel what Manga means for the Japanese culture.

Thank Carles M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This manga museum mostly contains walls upon walls of translated manga. There were a lot of people sitting down reading. It did have a few permanent exhibits such as a small overview of manga, one with plaster copies of artists' hands and a history of...More

Thank Julian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's rather a library than a museum. Most of the visitors just sit around reading manga. That's all it is. Shelf after shelf of manga comics and people sitting around reading it. If this sounds appealing to you it's a must see.

Thank StefanHeuvel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is basically a library of manga (= comics), where visitors are allowed to read the exposed cartoons. The explanations and exhibitions are not too impressive for non-japanese speakers, and personally I didn't get much enlightened on japanese comics. But... it was fascinating to...More

Thank Ole_Gorm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in Japanese culture, you will love knowing more about this kind of art. Though I watched little anime when I was a kid, this museum (and its core exhibition) showed me how important and diverse manga is: the different types of...More

Thank Camiyo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sit and read the famous manga. Check out the awesome galleries. Easily a whole day and my favorite thing in all of Japan. The best place for manga and anime fans!

Thank Aakash G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

No doubt an exceptional place to visit if you're already into manga and particularly if you read Japanese. Not a huge amount for those of us who don't know much about manga and aren't native speakers.

Thank chooseANewScreenName
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Its probably unfair for me to review this place, my son enjoyed it, he's into Manga...it was in an old school building so that was cool reading about the history of the building. There were a couple of exhibits, like one where they had casting...More

Thank lorilori99
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Particularly if you have teenagers. Lots of cool stuff and lots of opportunities to sit and read some manga books.

Thank Catherine M
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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