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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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enjoy a show everyday at noon

well, I don't speak Japanese. But even the show is in Japanese, you don't need it to enjoy the show. It is fun, and showing you a traditional story teller before manga. its show... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mostly shelves full of Manga comic books. Display of different sketches by famous past and present Manga artists. Interesting early Manga work from 1940-1950.

Thank YNMtoronto
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't like it. It states it's a museum but the only museum pieces we're some small amount of drawings. The rest of the building consists of office spacing, manga comics (to read) in japanese and that's it. Overall not expensive but definitely not what we hoped for.

Thank Zwik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

well, I don't speak Japanese. But even the show is in Japanese, you don't need it to enjoy the show. It is fun, and showing you a traditional story teller before manga. its show time is 12pm in 2nd floor.

Thank 459oskarm
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a fan of manga, I absolutely loved this museum. Most visitors took their time and picked some mangas to read in the quiet and comfortable corners and sofas. Unfortunately almost all the books are in Japanese, so I couldn't read them. But nevertheless, the old school building was very historic and they displayed some history of the school, videos... More 

Thank Christina F
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 

Thank gzau
Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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 28 January 2017

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 27 January 2017 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 19 January 2017

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.

Thank jessicatC8862KL
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 

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