A one of a kind digital art museum in Tokyo is making a buzz on social media worldwide. Let’s take a look inside TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo.
What is TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum?
TeamLab Borderless’ digital art museum is an art collective conceptualized by a group of ultra-technologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. TeamLab Borderless had multiple digital art exhibitions all over Japan and around the world over the past few years.
On June 21, 2018, TeamLab finally launched their first permanent digital art installation in Tokyo which gave birth to Mori Building Digital Art Museum. The jaw-dropping interactive digital art museum is located at Mori Building Odaiba Palette Town and opened its doors to the public last June 21, 2018.
TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum is installed on 10,000 sqm of space and uses 520 computers and 470 projectors to create a one of a kind digital museum experience.
Thanks to TeamLab Borderless team, tourists from around the world have a new destination to visit in Japan.
How to Buy TeamLab Borderless Ticket?
TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum tickets are available for online purchase with ticket prices for adults’ costs JPY 3,200 and JPY 1,000 for children between 4 – 14 years old.
Yes, you should book your tickets in advance at least 2-3 weeks early. The tickets sell out fast, and on the day purchase is not a good option.
Click on the link below for the official ticket store.
TeamLab Borderless Ticket Prices
|Ticket Category||Ticket Price|
|Adults, 15 years old and over||JPY 3,200|
|Children, between 4 – 14 years old||JPY 1,000|
|Guest with Disabilities||JPY 1,600|
( July 13-September 1・You can enter after 18:00 on the day of admission)
|Adults, 15 years old and over||JPY 2,900|
|Children, between 4 – 14 years old||JPY 1,000|
|Guest with Disabilities||JPY 1,500|
Inside TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum
Coin lockers inside the building are available for FREE. Although the coin lockers are free to use, you still need to insert a 100-yen coin to lock the lockers. Don’t worry your 100-yen coin will be withdrawn after you unlock the locker.
Umbrella stalls and stroller stalls are also available in the storage area.
Make sure to store your backpacks and coats for an easy and comfortable exploration around the museum.
Vending machines are also available inside the Mori Building, it is located on rest areas near the restrooms. Outside foods are also allowed inside the museum.
NO RE-ENTRY !
Yes, you read it right, you are only allowed for a single entry into the museum. So before you enter make sure that you have all your necessary belongings with you. Even if you needed to get something from the coin lockers, you are not allowed to re-enter the museum again.
What to Wear?
Light Colored Clothing
We suggest that you wear white colored clothing. Why white colored clothing? White colored clothing act as a blank canvass that reflects the light colors more vividly compared to dark colored shirts. This will make you look as if you are blending with displays and gives it a much more immersive experience.
For ladies, as much as possible do not wear skirts because some of the exhibit’s flooring is mirror finished.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Also, wear comfortable shoes, do not wear high heel shoes some of the exhibit’s floor is made of rubber-like plastic which allows the kids to jump across the exhibit. I’m sure you don’t want to tear those plastic floors with your high heels right?
TeamLab Borderless Mori Building Digital Art Museum Exhibits
Before entering the magical space of the museum, a brief guide and orientation are held just at the entrance of the museum. No guide maps will be given because the main goal of the TeamLab creators is for the visitors to wander into the borderless world of digital art.
The inside of the museum is dimly lit, and some parts are peach black, you might have a hard time to navigate at first. Walk carefully into the museum halls and watch your steps.
The museum has several exhibits to explore inside the TeamLab Borderless Mori Building, below are some of the digital art exhibits.
1.Forest of Resonating Lamps
This exhibit is the most famous of all the installation inside the museum. It resembles the floating lanterns of the movie Tangled and it does really give you that magical dream feeling.
Being the most famous exhibit, the lines quickly build up and each group entering the exhibit is only allowed to stay inside for about 2 minutes. Don’t worry you can fall in line again and again as much as you want.
This exhibit has an interactive app where you can change the color of the Crystal World display. Download the teamLab app for more details.
Relax on bean bags and lay down on the museum floor as you watch the black waves conquer the exhibit walls. Just like the real ocean waves, the sound that play on the background is very relaxing.
4.Weightless Forest of Resonating Life
Be like a child again and find your way through the weightless forest of resonating life. Rub each lamp to change the color display!
5.Memory of Topography
As you enter this room, you’ll see circular disks where the distal displays reflect. Projections of fireflies, maple leaves, flowers, and insects are some of the digital display you’ll see.
Sets of light beams move around in synchronized movements that change over time.
Access to TeamLab Borderless Mori Building
Address: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, Odaiba Palette Town 2F, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nearest Station: Aomi Station on Yurikamome Line
Weekdays 10:00 – 19:00
Sun, Sat & Holiday 10:00 – 21:00
**May 26th 13:00-21:00
* From July 13th to September 1st due to special extension period, 10: 00 – 21: 00
Closed on, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays and June 22, 2019