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Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Both Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are rated highly by travel writers. On balance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple ranks significantly better than Kyoto International Manga Museum. Kiyomizu-dera Temple has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 5 publications like Frommer's, Fodor's and Atlas Obscura.

Both Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are rated highly by travel writers. On balance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple ranks significantly better than Kyoto International Manga Museum. Kiyomizu-dera Temple has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 5 publications like Frommer's, Fodor's and Atlas Obscura.

tripexpert score
87
#9 in Kyoto
location

Karasuma-dori Oike-agaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-0846

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Though most visitors probably associate these stylized comic books with Tokyo, Kyoto is actually a hub for manga. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Many famous artists have signed the walls near at this bilingual museum that claims to have the world's largest collection of manga materials Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    If you think manga (Japanese comics, or graphic novels) are just for kids, you'll come away with a whole different perspective after touring the largest manga museum. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Located in an old elementary school building, this museum is the perfect introduction to the art of manga (Japanese comics) Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Opened in 2006 in a late-19C primary school, the Kyoto International Manga Museum, as irreverent as its subject, will bring a smile of surprise to your lips Full Review →

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97
#1 in Kyoto

Mt. Otowa, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Pilgrims have climbed Higashiyama's cobblestone streets lined with tea shops and craft vendors to this gorgeous mountainside temple for centuries. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This is Higashiyama-ku's most famous temple, known throughout Japan for the grand views afforded from its main hall. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Dedicated to merciful Kannon, Kiyomizu-dera dates back to the 8C, although the current buildings date from the 17C Full Review →

  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.  Full Review →

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