How to visit Teamlab Borderless and Teamlab Planets in Tokyo

One of the highlights from my recent 5 day trip to Tokyo – which was ahhhh-mazing! – was visiting Teamlab exhibitions.

I visited Teamlab Borderless and enjoyed it so much that I came back a few days later and decided to visit Teamlab Planets too – and it ended up being one of my most beloved memories from the trip: we had so much fun!

You’ve probably seen a bunch of instagram photos taken in Teamlab exhibitions: Tokyo and Singapore are the most popular ones but you can find them all over the world! But believe me when I say that pictures don’t make Teamlab justice.

Teamlab exhibitions are different from any other art exhibitions I’ve ever visited. They’re body immersive and transcend boundaries through digital art, creating ultra subjective spaces and changing the relationships among people.

 Teamlab Borderless Tokyo

Keep reading and discover everything you need to know before visiting Teamlab in Tokyo!

How to visit Teamlab digital art exhibitions in Tokyo

Teamlab Borderless and Teamlab Planets

There are 2 Teamlab digital art exhibitions in Tokyo: Teamlab Borderless and Teamlab Planets.

Teamlab Borderless is the most popular one. You’ve probably seen on instagram some eye-captivating shots, in a room full of dreamy lanterns or under the most incredible waterfall that almost looks like a painting. Believe me, reality is even more incredible than pictures!

Teamlab Planets is not as famous as Teamlab Borderless but I somehow liked it even more. The experience was way more immersive, it was far from crowded as it’s not as touristy as Teamlab Borderless. Besides, you won’t miss any exhibition as you have to follow a path.

Whatever the case, I highly recommend visiting both (if possible). More on this later!

Here’s what you can expect from both exhibitions!

Teamlab Borderless

TeamLab Borderless is a world of artworks without boundariess, a museum without a map created by the art collective teamLab. Artworks move out of rooms, communicate with and even influence other works, in a 10,000 square meter space.

Teamlab Borderless is about discovering a new world, exploring with intention and getting lost at the same time. The artwork continuously changes in the presence of people, creating a new relationship between the people and the world.

There are secret rooms behind curtains and secret dark corridors: make sure to explore every single corner and remember: there are no borders!

The rooms at Teamlab Borderless

These are the rooms in Teamlab Borderless – I missed a few even when I visited twice!

  • Flower Forest
  • Crystal World
  • The Forest of Resonating Lamps: you usually have to wait 30 minutes in line and are granted access to the room for just one minute!
  • Athletic Forest
  • Memory of Topography
  • Black Waves
  • Weightless forest of resonating life
  • Animals of flowers
  • The nest
  • Light shell and vortex
  • En Tea House

If you don’t want to miss any room, save this list and ask politely to the staff where to find these rooms: they will help you with indications.

Teamlab Borderless tickets

When to visit Teamlab Borderless

Teamlab Borderless is a permanent exhibition.

Opening hours:

  • Weekdays: 10 am – 7pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Closes 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Give yourself at least 2 hours to visit Teamlab Borderless. Because of its popularity it’s a bit crowded and you’ll have to wait in line if you visit early in the morning. I’d recommend going before closing time.

Location

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, Odaiba Palette Town 2F, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

How to get to Teamlab Borderless

You can easily get there in public transport. It’s just 2 minutes walking from Aomi station (Yurikamome line)

Teamlab Planets

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