Updated: May 11, 2018
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

Kyoto City

If you are a true manga fan, you definitely need to stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum! You could easily spend the day there browsing the permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as relaxing with one of their numerous comic books. They even have a cafe for some kawaii treats and meals. There's really everything you need to spend a fun-filled day with friends or family!

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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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If you are a true manga fan, you definitely need to stop by the Kyoto International Manga Museum! You could easily spend the day there browsing the permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as relaxing with one of their numerous comic books. They even have a cafe for some kawaii treats and meals. There's really everything you need to spend a fun-filled day with friends or family!
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The Kyoto International Manga Museum used to be a Primary School and was converted to the incredible museum we now know and love. There is an exhibition area, a large library area, a communal sitting area and a restaurant. There is even a wide green field where you can sit outside and catch some rays.
There are tons of books you can borrow from their library, as well as from the archived collection!
You can sit down and enjoy some of their mangas. You probably won't even notice the hours pass by as you delve into the world of your favorite character.
Do you recognize any of these characters?

Exhibition

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There are interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions to visit while you are here. The permanent exhibitions include explanations as to what manga is, another one is a commemorative cast of the hands of the artists that visited the museum.
There are performances of "kamishibai" that you should definitely not miss. These are story-telling performances with pictures that used to be very popular in Japan!

Hours & Fees

<Hours>
The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 6 PM and is open every day except for Wednesdays. (If Wednesday is a national holiday, the following Thursday is closed).

<Admission fee>
Adults: 800 yen (640 yen)
High School & Junior High School students: 300 yen (240 yen)
Elementary School students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Individual (group discount)



Museum Cafe

The Museum Cafe serves cute dishes at a very affordable price (the dishes are between 700-900 yen).
The one on the ground floor serves fresh fruit smoothies and dessert! If you have a sweet tooth, you should try the mango yogurt smoothie!
Or how about this karaage salad!

Finally...

Have a wonderful day at the Kyoto International Manga Museum! Even if your friend tags along and isn't a manga lover to start with, he or she will bound to be by the end of the day!
Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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