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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  • Nice space that gives visibility of Japanese manga through the decades. The majority of the manga can be consulted. Spaces, benches are planned so that everyone benefits. Entertainment (drawing, reading of tales..) is provided. There are even cartoonists to eat you up (classically or manga, at the choice 15 euros 20 minutes). Our teenager, fan of manga, was thrilled (the drawing is successful). Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Memories of course, coffee shop outside. Space comics around the world. Flat, french BD space is crying.
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  • Really interesting place. Huge collection of Japanese manga. Did have a display of the history of manga provided in few languages, including English. The best thing was watching Japanese people really...  more »
  • I previously had a lot of foreign tourists is, and children went to day weekend, as increasing number of foreigners was like that. Looks like space of the translated number isn't so much in Japan, read? Would like to see in a COOL location for it? We felt keenly manga culture Japan boasts the world's. Until six o'clock closing time was filled with a lot of people.
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  • Very interesting space. Basically a huge Manga library. Main feature is 3 floors of "wall of Manga" that you can pick from and read while there. Also has a few Manga art pieces on the walls - gallery style, some are for sale. Also a few early books in plexiglass cases dating as far back as the 60s - not for sale. There's a gift shop and a children's reading room on the 1st floor.
  • If you like library's and books its an good place.You will be asked to leave your belongings in lockers. Which are for free. Staff is friendly buy does not speak english. The books are nice but most are on Japanese. Some exhibitions were present and translated in English.The building used to be a school. Its beautiful and clean. Its very quiet.
  • It's more of a library than a museum. The history is nice to read about but very minimum compared to all the Japanese manga and people sitting everywhere reading. Also there aren't lots of English books, which is fine but for me the International in the name doesn't make sense cause most books are in Japanese. It's nice to go if you're a fan and it's raining but not worth the ¥800 if you're not. I expected more. I did like seeing some artists at work and the possibility to get yourself a manga drawing of yourself (based on appointment)
  • Poor. Its more like a library. You can sit and read 100s of manga books. But in terms of learning and interaction not much there. You are better just going to a comic store.
  • 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.
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