About Hiroshima City Manga Library
The Hiroshima City Manga Library is located in Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, Japan, and is a 10-minute walk from Hiroshima Station by taking the Hiroshima Dentetsu Train No. 5 and getting off at “Hijiyama Shimo”. It was formerly known as the Aozora Library, which was established in 1983 and transformed into the Hiroshima City Manga Library in 1997.
As of March 2009, the Hiroshima City Manga Library has 98,700 volumes of manga and related materials, making it one of the largest manga libraries in Hiroshima and Japan. Visitors can enjoy the history of manga by reading and renting representative manga, manga magazines, and a wide range of materials for manga research, and they can attend various exhibitions, lectures, and other events aimed at developing manga culture, and meet manga fans and interact with famous manga artists. In addition, the library has been holding the “Fun Annual Manga Contest” since 1998, which is popular among professionals and amateurs alike.
How to get there
The nearest station is Hijiyamashita Station (Line: Hiroden Line No. 5 (Minami Line)) Address: Hijiyama-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City
I stopped by this library on a sightseeing tour of Hiroshima City. it was located on the north side of Hijiyama Park, about 2 km south of JR Hiroshima Station, and was a library specializing in manga. The library is convenient if you live nearby, but it was surprisingly inaccessible for a sightseeing visit. If you stop by in conjunction with sightseeing in Hijiyama, the hurdle is a little lower, but if you only want to visit the “Hiroshima City Manga Library,” you will need to be creative, such as using the “Meipuru~pu” bus in time for the bus.