Hiroshima City Manga Library in Higashi Ward Area

About the library

The Hiroshima City Manga Library is a public library dedicated to manga, located in the Higashi Ward area of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. The library has a collection of over 170,000 manga volumes, making it one of the largest manga libraries in Japan.

The library is open to the public and offers free access to its collection. Visitors can read manga on site, borrow manga with a library card, and participate in various events and activities related to manga.


The library is located at 3-1-23 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima 730-0051, Japan. The approximate latitude and longitude are 34.3969° N, 132.4594° E.

Hours of operation

The library is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays and national holidays.

Events and activities

The library hosts various events and activities related to manga, such as manga workshops, author talks, and cosplay events. Visitors can check the library's website or social media pages for upcoming events.

Visiting the library

Visitors can reach the library by taking the tram to Otemachi Station or the bus to Otemachi Bus Center. The library is a short walk from both stops. There is no parking available at the library, so visitors are advised to use public transportation.

Upon arrival, visitors can register for a library card at the reception desk. The library card is free of charge and allows visitors to borrow manga from the library. Visitors can also use the library's computers and printers for free.