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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Address: Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto 604-0846 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Huge manga collection

If you can read Japanese and are into Manga then this is a must visit. They have a huge selection of mangas and also ones from different countries. They have lots of room for you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can read Japanese and are into Manga then this is a must visit. They have a huge selection of mangas and also ones from different countries. They have lots of room for you to read so plan to go for a few hours to read. They also have an artist that would draw you for 1000 yen per... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for any manga fan. Thousands of titles in multiple languages. Quirky gift shop with unique items. Usually some event occurring inside or check out your favorite manga go outside one nice day in spring and read while the cherry blossoms fall around you. Skip the cafe unless you like runny curry and rice.

Thank Matt R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fascinating and very well presented. A really interesting combination of museum and library, and a great insight into the history of manga (my teenage son is really into manga but I knew virtually nothing about it before visiting the museum). I'm not sure how carefully some of the other reviewers of this museum actually looked, but I... More 

Thank Alex H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a manga fan, I really enjoyed this Museum. There is a section of international manga, with comics in a very large range of foreign languages and a section explaining the history of manga. We were lucky enough to see 2 great exhibitions, one of which happened to be an exhibition of girly manga (much to my delight). There is... More 

Thank jenkle89
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This felt more like a big library of manga than an actual museum. There were rooms and rooms of books were people could read all sorts of manga but it was mostly in Japanese. Not much of a museum.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the place for all manga lovers. I'm not much a manga fan, but by coming to this place you can see that whole history of manga from many years ago. The Golden Bat show is not to be missed! It's a very fun show and the host is very very entertaining. The host is funny. Sadly, no photography... More 

Thank fajaradiartha
Bondi, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Extensive archive of Manga in an updated building that still contains some parts of the past building. I particularly enjoyed an interesting collection of artists hand moulds.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It's a museum, that's really like a library, you can sit and look through all the manga. There are also exhibitions of Manga art and such. I really enjoyed it. Limited interest for those who don't read Japanese, but there IS a foreign language section. It's in an old school, really liked that too. One of the best bits is... More 

Thank James C
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We took the subway from Kyoto Station - it's just up the street from the Karasuma Oiko exit. Entrance fees must be paid in cash, no credit cards are accepted. You put your money in a ticket machine and get a ticket. They have a small gift shop next to the entrance and a café next to the museum if... More 

Thank vroecker
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My wife loved the Manga museum; she really enjoyed flicking through the endless selection of Manga on show. But that's about the limit of the appeal of this Museum, at the end of the day it's more of a library. One of the major downsides of the museum is that the vast majority of the books are written in Japanese;... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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