The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a museum dedicated to, well, manga. Japanese comics have a unique art style and have become popular all over the world. Manga fans traveling in Japan shouldn’t miss this museum — even if it is more like a library.
The museum has a huge collection spread over three floors and a basement, and most visitors will spend their time reading. They even have translated manga, although it’s a smaller selection. Besides reading all day, you can also view temporary exhibitons, listen to manga readings and even join workshops. The museum is connected to Kyoto Seika University’s Faculty of Arts, so there are sometimes student exhibitions.
How to buy tickets for Kyoto International Manga Museum
Tickets are ¥900 for adults, ¥400 for high school and middle school students, and ¥200 for elementary school students. You can buy tickets online.
If you’re a huge manga fan, you could splash out ¥6,000 for a yearly passport.
How to get there
The museum is a 2-minute walk from Karasuma-oike Station; both the Karasuma and Tōzai subway lines stop here.
High School students: ¥400
Middle School students: ¥400
Elementary School students: ¥200
- 226 m from Karasuma Oike Station
- 481 m from Marutamachi Station
- 0.8 km from Nijōjō-mae Station