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[Kyoto International Manga Museum]

A general museum for manga - pop-culture Japan is rightly proud of

A museum which, since it first opened its doors in 2006, has come to be visited by large numbers of people from all over Japan, and beyond. Built on the site of an abolished elementary school, within its spacious grounds this museum gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves fully in the world of manga. As well as popular modern works, the museum also preserves and exhibits precious materials like magazines from the Meiji period and comic books from all over the world. Among the museum's highlights is "The Wall of Manga", an entire wall lined with approximately 50,000 manga comics which visitors are free to peruse. The museum takes visitors beyond differences of culture and language, and is a place people of all generations can enjoy.
Address Karasuma-dori Oike agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Former Tatsuike Elementary School)
Phone +81-75-254-7414 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last admission at 5:30 p.m.)
Holidays Every Wednesday (Thursday if Wednesday is a holiday), year-end and New Years, maintenance periods
Admission fee  Adults 800 yen, junior high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 100 yen
Access Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto municipal subway from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes, alight at "Karasuma Oike Station" and walk for approx. 2 minutes.

updated on Aug 11, 2015

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