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Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto

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3.4/5 based on 340+ 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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  • I really do not recommend this museum or is it really a library. This is not recommended if you do not speak Japanese. There is barely anything in English and there is very little interactive things t...  read more »
  • Metro, Karasuma never stray out of your pond is out soon, so no. Two-story building (part 3-piece is available) about 50000 books comic books and is on the wall, are side by side. History of comics, caricature corner and a demonstration by cartoonist and spend freely while they lie down and place there are in each room. Picture is also available. To many visitors from abroad also, in English and the tempo was the bloodstream. Buildings that have renovated the elementary school is the old place is also available. It seems like it came into the school's culture Festival. But cannot eat or drink on the day of comings and goings is free. And Wednesday is a year-end and new year holidays.
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  • Initially I was a little skeptical about the museum visit ... once, inundated with a flood of Japanese comics, I almost gave up the enthusiasm. However as we passed the halls and the different sections (also in Italian) until you get to the historic room upstairs, I realized that I spent 3 hours rediscovering old comics and cartoons from 60 years to date. A very special trip in the history of childhood and adolescence for those who grew up with manga and cartoons.
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  • I had tons of fun, and enjoyed every inch of the big building. If you are an anime or manga lover, you'll definitely love this. Most of the mangas are in japanese, although you can find them on most languages too. Overall its a great experience and isn't too expensive. Definitely recommend this.
  • It's not a museum per se but more a huge library. For enthusiasts it's probably a sanctuary. For novice like me it doesn't offer much if any. I was expecting some kind of proper exhibition of manga history but that one doesn't get.
  • If you are really into manga & can read Japanese, then this would be a fantastic place to visit. If not, probably give it a miss. The cosplay photography exhibit was pretty cool though.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this rich museum. Packed with manga from wall to wall. Try to catch the storyboard performance and on weekends and holidays, get a portrait done, manga style!!! Check their website to see who the week's artists are. Great and friendly staff.
  • If you like manga this a place you can spend a whole day walking through and just reading manga. There is a section with various manga translated into different languages ranging from English, French, Russian, and so on. When were here there was an artist doing portraits of people in an anime/manga style. There is also a large outdoor area where you can lounge around in the sun outside while you read manga. A great place to visit learn about manga and how it has changed through the years.
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