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 Kyoto International Manga Museum is a place where you can read scores upon scores of manga books at your leisure. You can’t take the books outside the building, but you can read them out in the mu...  more »
  • it s really a place for people who are most interested about spend time to discover some manga edition and the manga history there is not official famous Manga writer archive but for the toung people ...  more »
  • It is indeed other type of museum; as European or American, it is difficult to adapt to this type of hands-on museum... We did not plan to visit the Kyoto International Manga Museum, however checking ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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