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Read Manga as much as you want at Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Autumn is the best season for a lot of activity.

In Japan, there is a saying that “Dokusho-no Aki”, meaning Autumn is the season of reading books.

I think Autumn is the season of reading manga.


Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum is a library and also a museum.

It acts as as a venue for the collection, preservation and exhibition of manga and animation materials,

which have been accumulated through generous donation from both individuals and companies.


It has about 300,000 historical materials containing magazines in Meiji era, 200 years ago, and the latest famous comics.


The building used to be a primary school.

Tatsuike Primary School, which was converted into Kyoto International Manga Museum, was opened in 1869.

It was built with only money donated by residents of Tatsuike School District.

However, due to the decline in number of children in recent years, Tatsuike Primary School was merged with other four schools in 1995.


Great for Manga Lovers!!

Kyoto International Manga Museum collection contains many delicate materials.

It has exhibition of the history of comic in Japan, comics from all over the world and a wooden sculpture shaped of Hinotori by Osamu Tedzuka (one of the most famous comic series of his ).


In addition, you can grab your favorite comic and read it lying on green grass.

Having some snack and reading favorite mangas.

That is luxury♪

Inside of the cafe, there is a wall of illustrations and signatures drawn by famous artists.

Don’t miss it! I can say this is a huge piece of  collaboration art by many artists.

Special Goodies

At the shop, there are more than one thousand goods waiting for you.

Some of them are only available at Kyoto International Manga Museum.


Kyoto International Manga Museum

  • Address:Oike-noboru, Karasuma-dori Street, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
  • Access:2 minute walk from exit No.2 of Kyoto City Subway “Karasuma Oike” Station
  • Business Hours:10:00 – 18:00
  • Admission Fee:Adult 800 yen, Junior high & High School Student 300 yen, Primary School Student 100 yen
  • Web:http://www.kyotomm.jp/english/

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