A treasure of Japanese manga dating from the 1970s to the present day.
A visit to the Kyoto International Manga Museum is a must for any manga fan as it holds one of the largest manga collections in the world with more than 300,000 pieces of work. Most of these pieces are preserved in archives, but more than 50,000 make up the ‘Muro de la Manga’, where visitors can freely browse the shelves. Most of the works are written in Japanese, but there is a small collection of foreign works that allows you to see how the western side effects compare to the Japanese originals.
You don’t have to be an avid manga reader to enjoy the museum as the medium expands and attracts all sectors of society, regardless of age. Whatever your interest, there is a good chance that it has its own subgenre of manga.
The museum also hosts various exhibits detailing the history and evolution of manga and occasionally invites manga artists to work in the museum’s manga Studio.