Kyoto International Manga Museum

The Kyoto International Manga Museum was opened in November of 2006 as the first comprehensive cultural center for manga  in Japan. Housed in a former elementary school, it holds one of the worlds largest collections of manga Рapproximately 300,000 volumes of modern Japanese manga and manga-related historical materials from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and thereafter. The museum also collects comics, magazines and animation from countries around the world.

The museum is divided into multiple public zones. One is the gallery zone; another is the research zone; the third is the collection zone. There are permanent and special exhibits, a history room, a museum shop, and a cafe. Of course, the main focus of the Manga Museum’s collection is a body of approximately 50,000 publications which are arranged in an open access library system that spans 140 meters – also known as the “Manga Wall”. A must see for all manga lovers!