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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, 604-0846, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-254-7414
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"read japanese"
in 18 reviews
"elementary school"
in 8 reviews
"small section"
in 7 reviews
"main exhibition"
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"different languages"
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"free lockers"
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"foreign language"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"karasuma oike station"
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"gift shop"
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"japanese society"
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"kids and adults"
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"rows and rows"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place. Huge collection of Japanese manga. Did have a display of the history of manga provided in few languages, including English. The best thing was watching Japanese people really enjoying reading the manga provided. There was also an artist who will do your...More

1  Thank cmaryr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With an 11 year old grand daughter who is very into manga and anime, I found out that you can have a manga or anime portrait done if you turn up in person. Booking starts at 11. We got there at 10.30am on a week...More

2  Thank Dorothy J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazed by the scale of the place. The manga museum provides on the 1ns floor a huge room to explain the history and principles of manga - a really easy way to be educated on the topic, available in story boards in 4 languages. Outside...More

1  Thank ByronofMelbourne
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

While primarily focused on a Japanese audience, the museum collects and documents the history of Manga (and related graphic novel styles), and operates a gift shop, cafe and small restaurant. They encourage you to find a good novel from their enormous catalogue (3 stories), and...More

Thank Rodwilde
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Not really worth the time and money. I would only recommend for die-hard manga fans who wants to look at the vast selection of manga they have. Otherwise not worth it.

Thank Juliette C
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

As someone who has only a very basic knowledge of manga, this museum still managed to grab my interest. The displays were informative and well put together. Most of the walls are lined with a very impressive collection of manga, most of which you can...More

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Brought my Manga-obsessed teen here. Everything is done thoughtfully, some interesting displays with English info so I got to learn a bit about the history and art form of Manga. Of course, most of the books and magazines are in Japanese so we couldn’t read...More

2  Thank 373alisont
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The museum is for both manga maniacs and to those who know next to zero about it. The largest amounts of collections consist of Japanese mangas. The second floor also offers a view towards the development of manga magazine covers. There's a small exhibition. The...More

2  Thank Mantas D
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was easily my favorite tourist attraction in Kyoto, and I barely understood a word of it. The museum is in an old school building and done up really well to integrate information about the school, and what it was like when it was functioning...More

2  Thank Erica M
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I’m not a huge manga fan myself, so the huge library of manga didn’t really cath my eye, but the main exhibition gave me a much better overview of manga as a medium. I also enjoyed seing other people sitting around reading their manga and...More

1  Thank Magnusardottir
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