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Kitakyushu Manga Museum

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Since the establishment of the government-run Yahata Steel Works during the Meiji era, Kitakyushu City has been a place where diverse people from all across the country have gathered and various cultures have interacted. Many famous manga artists with connections to Kitakyushu were born here, such as Leiji Matsumoto, Seizo Watase, Jun Hatanaka, Ako Mutsu, and Tsukasa Hojo.

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum collects and preserves a wide range of manga works and related materials with a focus on manga artists from the local region, and communicates the characteristics and appeal of manga.

Overview of museum facilities
(1) Watch!
Exhibitions: Corner featuring manga artists associated with Kitakyushu, special exhibition corner, etc.

(2) Read!
Browse and read: Approximately 70,000 manga books, from past masterpieces to popular contemporary works, are available for browsing.

(3) Draw!
Create, nurture, and interact: Manga experience classes for elementary and junior high school students, manga courses conducted by manga artists and editors, etc.

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More Information about Kitakyushu Manga Museum

Street address

5F and 6F Aruaru City, 2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture


  • 2 minutes on foot from JR Kokura Station

Opening Hours

11:00-19:00 *Last admissions are 30 minutes before the closing time


Every Tuesday (the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays, etc.


Best season

All year


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