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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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  • I wouldn't call this attraction a museum, it is a library full of every kind of Manga reading material available. As someone interested learning about Japanese culture old and new, I wanted to learn m...  more »
  • There are many interesting things to learn about manga in this museum. Even non-manga fans who are open to appreciate the non-familiar will be impressed by the artwork and sheer volume of manga found ...  more »
  • I chose to go here on my second day of Kyoto trip as I was feeling a bit templed out too much. The entrance fee was reasonable at 700 yen for adult. Most of the mangas on display were Japanese but the...  more »
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  • Skip it if you don't read Japanese. There is TONS of manga here but you are not going to have much to do if you can't read it. If you read Japanese then this place is probably amazing for you. Expensive to get into too.
  • Nice place to kick back and read manga. The entrance fee for adults is 800 yen to see the museum. There are thousands of manga shelved and it's amazing to see their impressive collection. There's a gift shop at the entrance and I've spent well over half an hour just looking at the items!
  • It was incredible. I do not speak japanese (yet) but it was possible to enjoy the drawings and collections. There were even international pieces. I had the luck to be sketched by an official artist on the spot. I highly recommand it to any manga lover!
  • I could say it is must visited place for any manga fan!! Read as much as you like the thousands manga as you wish!! It is comfort! The interior of this library itself is fantastic too! You could get (realistic or manga style) caricature too. There is anime shop too. It will be full before lunch till the noon on the weekend so maybe weekday is the best. I wish I could visit everyday this museum!!
  • Very quiet museum with mangas from the old days. Visitors can browse the selection and take seats outdoors and indoors to read. They offer manga in several languages.