Kitakyushu Manga Museum and Aru Aru City
The Kitakyushu Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located
on the 6th floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and
services for anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.
The permanent exhibition area on the 6th floor concentrates on manga writers and artists who
have a connection with Kitakyushu; and while more than thirty are listed, the best known is Reiji
Matsumoto, who is also the honorary director of the museum.
The rest of the Aru Aru City shopping mall is devoted to shops and services for Japan’s pop youth
culture. There are lots of shops selling manga, anime DVDs, J-Pop CDs, computer games, trading
cards, as well as related paraphernalia such posters and figurines. There are games arcades, an
internet cafe, model car racetrack, a karaoke bar, and several cafes and bars serving alcohol, as
well as a full maid cafe.
There are numerous establishments offering services for otaku, including a rehearsal space with
a recording studio for budding musicians, an event space with a stage and lighting that can be rented,
and a cosplay studio where cosplayers can be photographed professionally in a variety of settings.
|Address||2-14-5 Asano Kokura-kita, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
a short walk from JR Kokura Station
70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu
100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin
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