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. For Kyoto International Manga Museum and beyond, use our Kyoto vacation route planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Attention is not really a museum but a giant library for lovers of manga. Unlike some reviews you can find a radius of manga in french! For non readers, a little boring, we did draw our portraits in mode manga for 1,000 yen per person. Pretty good result!
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  • August 11, 2017
    Entrance, there is a coin-operated locker soon. To move the hotel put the luggage here, with minimal luggage, entry, read the book even souvenirs to becomes very easy. Admission fee is 800 yen for adults and it is is out but not if you have the ticket stubs so you can get a feeling of less. In the schedule can stay relaxed if you like cartoon. Just here at the souvenir shop is located, so just passes time. Find a favorite comic book, just read a little bit was that during the past hour. However, everyone desperate to read comics, so seats are cubicles. Little if you sit near the Bookshelf where you are now, I thought. The restaurant located just outside the walls, the cartoonist who drew autograph murals. For legendary cartoonist, cartoonist's season, each writer's individuality is not hidden as original is evident. Have a meal to check it while also fun.
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  • August 8, 2017
    There are many books Layla not gone and not compared since the 1970s with value of 50000 books comics and 300000 magazines, and other resources. It is frequented by foreign tourists, but not bad manners, Japanese people also becomes silent when so much nostalgia. Such a place. I use actually spent ten years ago of historic buildings as an elementary school from floor feels nostalgic wooden, creaking and squeaking sounds. Good to go. Exhibition of historical materials of the school. And that of the cartoonist who also exhibit is. For a limited time is fun in Japan. It is not only force can showcase so far.
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  • July 4, 2017
    If you love Manga this is the place for you. They have Manga dated back to 1945 until the present. On Friday, Saturday , and su day you can get you own portrait done for 1000 yen.
  • June 23, 2017
    I've been here twice, both times for free, lucky me. 😂 The usual price 800¥ might be quite high for you, if you can't read japanese - you can't really enjoy all the selection, only the limited titles in English/ whatever other language. However they have small exhibitions in every corner, so that's very nice. If you're a manga nerd, you have to go!
  • July 10, 2017
    This was an amazing place to visit. With manga from recent editions back to several decades old you can experience the history and wide reach of manga. Most volumes can be taken outside to the courtyard and read (assuming you know kanji). There are select volumes in other languages.
  • June 22, 2017
    If you're British Tokyo's like London anything you want you can get on your door step but everywhere you go it's packed with people Kyoto is more like Manchester you can still get anything but you have to search harder but it's cheaper and you have more room to get about and there English is better more chilled out
  • July 3, 2017
    Only three stars. There really many mangas you can watch. But the most of them are in Japanese. At the beginning of the "museum" are mangas in different language like German, English or Chinese. It was impressive to see all the manga. But there was nothing else you can really watch. So at least you must be able to read Japanese. Then you can have a lot of fun there.

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