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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Kyoto International Manga Museum 京都国際マンガミュージアム

Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Kyoto, better known for its traditional arts, is now home to two of Japan's premier manga institutions: Kyoto Seika University, which is the only university in Japan to offer an undergraduate major in manga; and the Kyoto International Manga Museum, which opened in 2006.

Kyoto International Manga Museum is housed in what was an elementary school until the 1990s.

There are three floors/zones, and a fourth if you include the archives of over 250,000 manga in the basement. The first floor has a cafe, gift shop, and the workshop zone where you can actually draw.

The second floor is called the Gallery Zone, and this is the main exhibits area. Here visitors can browse 50,000 manga publications from the 1970s to the present day on a 200m long "Wall of Manga" donated by Okubo Negishi Books, which ceased trading in 2005.

The final floor of the Kyoto International Manga Museum is a research area.

The huge collection includes not only Japanese manga but also bande dessinee (Franco-Belgian comics), manhua (Chinese comics from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) and manhwa (Korean comics).

Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Kyoto International Manga Museum



Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum
Karasuma-Oike
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
604-0846
Tel: 075 254 7414

Open: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (admission until 7:30 p.m.). Closed Mondays.

Kyoto International Manga Museum Access

The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a one-minute walk from Karasuma Oike subway stop, which is on both the Karasuma and the Tozai lines.

From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station take the Karasuma Line to Oike. Go out Exit 2. The museum is a short walk south of Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho) and east of Nijo Castle along Oike dori.

Further south is the Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts and Crafts and the Museum of Kyoto. Kyoto City Hall, Honnoji Temple and Teramachi are a brief stroll east along Oike.

Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Kyoto International Manga Museum



Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Kyoto International Manga Museum


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