Museums & Galleries Culture

Fascinating journey thru Japanese art and history.

Sitting across the Vistula almost in the shadow of the iconic Wawel castle, the futuristic-looking Manggha, or, to give it its full title, the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology seems out of place in the Krakow skyline. But get a bit closer and you can take in the majestic modern design, all curves and concrete. The brainchild of Krakow film supremo Andrzej Wajda, Manggha has been on the scene since 1994 and can now rub shoulders with the more established cultural heavyweights in town.

The museum houses a more than pretty decent collection of Japanese art amongst other things. The collection allows for a close peek at traditional Japanese culture, art and customs. The design and layout inside is worth a visit alone and the café on the terrace outside has one of the best views in town and definitely worth the walk across the river.

It's more than just a Japanese museum though. Dance workshops, concerts , multimedia activities, lectures and theatre performances give an idea of the cultural scope of the place. The museum plans to extend its Far Eastern influence to include aspects of other countries such as Korea and China. And with the planned Gallery of Far Eastern Art , a new building close by dedicated to promoting wider Far Eastern culture, we can expect a much higher profile from Manggha. Admission is free on Tuesdays.


ul. Konopnickiej 26, Debniki, 30-302

View Larger Map


  • Affordable

Best For Whom

  • Expats
  • Mature Travellers

Best For What

  • Cultural Experience
  • Off The Beaten Path


My Guide Book Now! Manggha

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Krakow.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Krakow

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Krakow with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Krakow is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Krakow

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Krakow