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.