Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto International Manga Museum

A treasure trove of Japanese manga dating from the 1970's right through to present day works.

A visit to the Kyoto International Manga Museum is a must for any manga aficionado as it holds one of the world's largest collections of manga with over 300,000 pieces of work. Most of these pieces are kept in archives but over 50,000 of them make up the 'Wall of Manga' where visitors can freely browse through the shelves. The majority of work is in Japanese but there is a small collection of foreign works which allows you to see how the Western spin-offs compare to the Japanese originals.

You do not need to be an avid reader of manga to enjoy the museum as the medium spans and appeals to all sections of society, irrelevant of age. Whatever your interest, there is a very high chance it has its very own manga sub-genre. 

The museum also houses various exhibitions detailing the history and evolution of manga and on occasion invites manga artists to work in the museum's manga Studio.  

Kyoto International Manga Museum

located in Kyoto

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