Ending our trip and travel diary with one of the most spectacular museums that I have ever visited in Japan. The teamLab Borderless – MORI Building Digital Art Museum opened just some month ago before we started our trip in Japan and became wildly popular within a short time. The stunning and breathtaking pictures went viral on the Internet and I immediately booked tickets for this attraction right after I booked our flights to Tokyo. I absolutely wanted to visit this museum and kept this highlight for the end.
The teamLab Borderless is located in Odaiba, which is famous for the Fuji Television Network and the massive Gundam statue. The museum is located next to Palette Town, you need to go through the Megaweb Toyota City Showcase, where you will find the entrance at the big Daikanransha (ferris wheel). As I already mentioned, the museum is super popular so make sure to buy your tickets in advance (you will find the link below)! Like any other attraction, I recommend you to take the first time slot, so you might can avoid the crowd (we went there right at opening time and there were already many many people at the museum!). There is no time limit after you entered the museum, so take your time, make lots of pictures – each corner is an instagrammable spot! There are a lot of different areas and rooms, so don’t rush and check out every corner! In total, there are approximately 50 exhibits spread across the museum and I am pretty sure that we didn’t manage to see them all. There are five sections: Borderless World, Athletics Forest, Future Park, Forest of Lamps and the EN TEA HOUSE. There are small break rooms and vending machines with drinks, but there is no food available once you are inside the museum, so feel free to take a small picnic with you or eat something before your visit. Somewhere inside the museum, there is a Tea House (we sadly missed it), where you can make tea with a virtual “blooming flower” inside, so if you find it, don’t miss it! In my eyes, the museum is an absolute masterpiece, you can take incredible photos, there are many installation where you can interact with – you can touch the pattern and it will change its form or colour, you can draw pictures and it will be reproduced on the walls and so many more fantastic options, which surprised us every time again. The teamLab Borderless was definitely worth the hype!
Useful Tips for visiting the teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum
- Buy your ticket in advance! (Online)
- There is no map, so check out the rooms on the teamLab website
- Plan plenty of time for the museum (plan it as a day trip to Odaiba)
- Wear comfortable walking shoes (there are a lot of uneven surfaces and some exhibits are made of nets)
- Wear shorts under your skirt or wear pants instead (some artworks have mirrors on the floor)
- Don’t bring oversized luggage (they are not allowed in the museum, but you can store them in the coin lockers at the entrance)
- There is no food available at the museum (just a break room with a drinking vending machine)
- Don’t miss the Tea House (You can drink tea with a “blooming flower” inside)
- White/bright clothes reflects the art and lights better than dark clothes!
- Visit the popular exhibits early (Some rooms are limited, so you might have to wait in line and you only have few minutes where you can enjoy the artwork/take pictures)
- Interact with the art (some changes its colour or forms!)
- Download the teamLab app for more fun!
Japan, 〒135-0064 Tokyo, Koto City, Aomi, 1 Chome−3−8 お台場パレットタウン
Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Adult (>15): ¥3’200
Child (4-14): ¥1’000
Disabled PersonDiscount: ¥1’600