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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  • The Museum could have more things in English or other foreign languages but, still, it's very interesting to know the history of manga in Japan and see the available (almost all in Japanese of course). There is also a sketch artist that can draw you in manga format and an excellent gift shop, where you can buy various legal manga (I bought the #1 edition of Pokémon in English).
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  • I keep reading that there were mostly books/comics in this museum. Which is true, but I don't know what else you would expect from a museum about books/comics. The museum gave an introduction to how m...  more »
  • This is more a library than a museum. I was expecting something a bit more interesting, just to discover that 90% of the Museum are shelfs with manga-magazines. Great if you are a manga-fanatic that r...  more »
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  • Best collection there is for manga. They even have small performances of all Japanese entertainment. But I'd say to get the most out of the 800 yen entry is to hang around and look through some manga, not just walk through. Also has some good history about what the old school use to be. This place is a must see.
  • Went there when a cooking papa exhibition was on and that was interesting. Aside from the exhibition, the usual manga musuem has a bit of its history, artists and whole series to read not only in Japanese but other languages. So that was cool
  • Really interesting to see. Thé history of Manga, but also how they make it now. Explained in details. Good museum to see of you are interested in comic books
  • Not what I expected. Very much like a giant Manga library that you can enjoy a read on site.. there are some English and French text manga but its mostly Japanese text based
  • Didn't realize that this was essentially a library of Manga books. Was expecting more of a gallery. Sure this would be great if you can read Japanese Manga, otherwise give out a miss.

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