Kyoto is often imagined as the seat of tradition, culture, and Japanese history—and while all of that is true, it’s also a fun-loving and modern place to visit. No time is this truer than during the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair!
Visit the ancient capital of Kyoto during mid-to-late September to experience this two-day show celebrating everything anime and manga. Held at the Miyako Messe convention center, KYO-MAF is also a show, market, and festival and one of the largest events in Kansai.
Advance tickets cost only ¥1,200, while visitors will pay ¥1,500 at the door—and if you have a foreign passport be sure to show that for a 200-yen discount.
Be prepared to see amazing skills in the form of cosplayers, a character café, job fair, and even the Kyoto International Manga Awards. There is a free stage as well as the main stage that requires an additional reservation. Take part in the various anime-and-manga related workshops while trying to spot your favorite characters. It’s good wholesome fun that the whole family can enjoy.
Miyako Messe convention center is near Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Line.
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