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Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto

(3.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Seemed like a nice idea, but fell horribly against. Bar little substantive/educational information. It's basically just one large archive of very, but very many Manga Books with all sorts of reading corners. 98% of the Visitors were sitting or layers only (the whole day) manga books to read. Unless you are looking for a specific manga, is a waste of your time.
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  • As Japan's first collect valuable data on the domestic and international comics, the manga Museum Kyoto City nakagyo-Ku, former tatsuike elementary school site in Japan's largest comprehensive manga Museum it was opened in 2006. The collection of about 300000 or more popular works include magazines of the Meiji era, after World War II and other precious historical documents, contemporary and international art, such as. Promoted as a joint venture by Kyoto, Japan provides land and building and Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of manga with that under the Steering Committee organized by the University and the City University is managed and operated by it seems. Foreigners are very often, not enough time in the day. Attending the annual passport (6000 yen) to buy manga and anime like anyone is recommended.
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  • 本来今天打算去神社的,偶然在猫途鹰上看到介绍。果断觉得把行程修改了。这里10:00开馆,千万不要来太早。这里介绍了日本从六十年代到近年的漫画发展,陈列了每年名家的经典作品,还有个房间有名家的立体手模和签名,里面包括有藤子不二雄和宫崎骏这些中国人最耳熟能详的大师。慢慢徜徉在漫画的世界简直不想出来,在里面重温了一本当年看过的桂正和的漫画,一不留神三个小时就过去了,如果时间有多,我可以来这里待几天。太棒...  more »
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  • Overhyped, the name should be changed to manga library, it has very little of museum, other than being a museum for the former primary school that has nothing to do with manga.
  • The museum is worth a visit if you're interested in manga. It's almost like a library, there are books and seats everywhere, with a lot of people reading. There's a display on manga history and style, and when I visited there was a very good exhibition on Hisashi Eguchi on display. This might not be there when you go. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there are also live demonstrations where artists do their normal work drawing and inking manga, you are free to watch, it's well worth it. The small cafe was good, and the walls are covered in illustrations from artists that have visited.
  • bit dissapointed there wasnt more on the history on manga and the culture. nice building, but entry fee was steep.
  • Even as a manga fan, I didn't think that the exhibits were particularly interesting (maybe because I don't read Japanese?). The museum was pretty crowded as well. The main attraction is the manga library (there are two full shelves of English books, and many other languages as well) which you can sit and read for as long as you like. Even if you sit to read one book, the museum fee has paid for itself!
  • ** Kyoto International Manga Museum 京都国際漫画博物館 Japanese Manga has become a traditional core of our Culture. Located on Karasuma street close to the corner where it meeet Oike street, this manga museum opened in 2005. They have Developed and opened through the deep understanding and active cooperation of local residents, as a joint project of Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University, the Kyoto International Manga Museum was established on the site of the former Tatsuike Primary School. This is a place where you can enjoy spending your day learning the history of Japanese Manga Culture. This place offers a great opportunity to be in close touch with this unique nature of this culture. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )