Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto

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Explore Japanese art and culture at Kyoto International Manga Museum, an institution dedicated to Japanese comic books. Find out about the subject matter and drawing styles of some of the most famous and influential manga, and learn how the focus and aesthetics have developed since the making of the museum's earliest pieces, which date back to the 19th century. Set in an old elementary school (incidentally, a common setting in many manga), the museum has temporary exhibits and a permanent collection of over 300,000 manga. Take an introductory drawing lesson, and have your portrait drawn by one of the resident artists. To plan Kyoto vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • This was easily my favorite tourist attraction in Kyoto, and I barely understood a word of it. The museum is in an old school building and done up really well to integrate information about the school...  more »
  • Partly because of nostalgia, I was looking for this so far more than 40 years old. Look for an impressive scene I find books I had and got rid of cannot read well. I'm fine print. Reading glasses are required.
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  • A place for fans of manga incontournale. In addition to exhibitions that chronicle the history of manga, the Museum is a giant library where more fans will find their happiness. Allow at least an afternoon if you're a true fan. For others, no interest in this museum.
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  • It was huge and so informative! So much to see and read. The administration definitely takes what they're doing very seriously. Also it was without any doubt the museum with the best English translations all across Japan. I recommend having a good few hours to visit it if you wanna read and see everything in detail.
  • Very nice building to look through, atmosphere is very calming and tranquil. Highly recommended- theres a room where you can sit/lie down to relax and read, and it was so nice I fell asleep.
  • Gigantic manga library With exposition about history of manga Fun things is the manga artist who draw pictures of you in manga style
  • Huge collection and a nice historical overview of manga. Apparently built on a former school house which is cool. Has English manga as well, but most is in Japanese. Costs 800 yen for the ticket.
  • Very wide range of manga to read. However most are in Japanese so you may need to know some Japanese. The ticket price for entry is very affordable, and the museum exhibits are also interesting.

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