Kyoto International Manga museum
There were also some exhibits and facts about the industry, including the history of manga. When i was visiting, they also had a temporary exhibit on shoujo manga. On weekends, there are also events including drawing workshops by visiting mangaka. If you do visit, come early so you have the time to grab a manga and start reading!
The English section had quite a few popular titles including Naruto, One piece and Death Note. It’s definitely worth checking out if you like manga.
Shopping district around Kawaramachi station
The Kyoto branches of Lashinbang, Gamers and Kikuya bookstore can also be found in the area, making it a great place if you want to pick up some manga or anime related items.
Besides these hobby shops, you can also find merchandise in a lot of other shops, even if they don't specifically sell only these items (you can find a snoopy shop in Nishiki food market, for example). So have fun looking around the area!
Kyoto Station shopping area
Aeon mall also has an arcade where you can try the claw machines, gachapons, purikura photo booths, arcade video games and even rental cosplay costumes! There is also a cinema which has a gift shop selling merchandise from the ongoing movies, so when I visited there was a ton of fantastic beasts and harry potter stuff.
You can also find anime soundtracks in music areas or dvd stores in these department shops and malls, so do look out for them!
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha and Tatami Galaxy. Much of the actual city is featured in these anime, and it adds an extra layer of enjoyment as you explore. For example, the popular tourist attraction Fushimi inari serves as the inspiration and is featured in Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
Besides this, Kyoto prefecture is also home to Kyoto Animation, which is based in Uji. As such, several of their extremely popular anime often feature Kyoto city and other parts of Kyoto prefecture. The anime Hibike Euphonium is set in Uji but also features Kyoto city.
Other popular anime from Kyoto Animation such as K-On!! and Lucky Star also feature Kyoto city when the characters go for school trips to some very popular tourist attractions, including Arashiyama, Ginkakuji and Kitano Tenmangu shrine.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Inside the park you can also rent kimonos, samurai, ninja and geisha costumes! There are also samurai and ninja shows which display the various fighting styles. You can also try out the ninja mystery house.
For those of you more interested in anime, don't fret- there's also an Anime museum that showcases some of Toei animation's works, including Sailor moon, Dragon Ball and Super Sentai, which although is not an anime, is the source material of the ever so popular Power Rangers. There are a ton of film related attractions.
Kyoto is a beautiful city that has a little something for everyone. Even though the city is famous for the old, I assure you, it has plenty of the new too! It's a fantastic place to visit for otakus and non otakus alike.