Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto

3.5
#2 of 94 in Museums in Kyoto
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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  • This isn't strictly a museum but a library of manga books. There is a section of manga in English, German, Italian, Polish, Chinese etc. Each language has different books available. My son spent 3....  more »
  • I'm a fan of manga, but unfortunately, cannot read Japanese. If you're like me, I wouldn't especially recommend this museum. It's essentially a big library, but the VAST majority of manga in here are....  more »
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  • Not sure what I was expecting but I wasn't overwhelmed by this museum. It has a massive library of Japanese manga which you can sit and read, and plenty of people were. However, as I do not speak or read Japanese this was not accessible. The exhibitions had English explanations and the current special exhibition was interesting but other permanent displays looked a little tired. I would only recommend this museum to aficionados of the genre.
  • The place to be for all the Manga fans. You can buy Manga merchandise and sit in silence along with others and read any Manga from the shelf. They have a selection of Manga in various languages. You can also book an appointment with an artist, who will draw you and your loved ones, as a Manga character.

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