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Updated: December 13, 2019

Contemporary Manga Library 明治大学 現代マンガ図書館<内記コレクション>

Browse the shelves of Japan's first manga library

[Building closure due to restoration work]
closed from December 16, 2019 and is scheduled to reopen in mid-2020.(scheduled)

Hailed as the country's first of its kind, the Contemporary Manga Library houses an astounding collection. With over 180,000 items, ranging from weekly magazines and regular volumes to reviews and even animation cells, this is a manga-enthusiast's dream.

Be aware that there are a few restrictions in place. For example, items with a publication date older than 1970 may not be viewed unless you're a registered member. Information in English is very limited. However, for the fervent fan, this is another great addition to a manga-focused tour of Tokyo.

Visitors can find and request a specific comic from a list arranged in Japanese syllable order. The list is only available in Japanese.

Opening Hours

  • 12:00-19:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: TuesdaysFridaysNew Year's holidays


General admission: 330 yen


Facility Info

  • Restrooms

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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