A rather unusual museum experience awaits you at Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless in Tokyo. Behind the long name you will find an innovative new space of digital entertainment where art and experience become one. What's real and what's digital? It is sometimes hard to tell here.
Experience in Five Worlds
The 10,000 square metres of display area are divided into five different worlds. At Borderless World, spatial borders are pushed by exhibits moving around freely. They interact or blend with other installations and even with the visitors. Afterwards, get moving at teamLab Athletics Forest: this area is designed to train your brain and spatial awareness with things like a 3D-boulder-challenge or a zero-gravity room filled with three-dimensional light installations.
As you proceed you get to Future Park. The idea behind this world is to undo some of the damage modern technology is doing to interpersonal relationships. With a number of activities it tries to foster community spirit and creativity. The fourth world, Forest of Lamps, is an interactive light installation. To conclude your visit, have a cup of tea at EN Tea House. Special highlight: pouring the tea makes a digital flower blossom inside your cup.
Digital Art Museum in Tokyo is everything but square and boring. Participation is explicitly wanted. Where possibilities for interaction are not evident, a special app helps integrate visiors into the exhibition. Unique experiences and fun for the Young and the Old are guaranteed!
Digital Art Museum is a common initiative of Mori Building, whose desire was to promote art and culture, and teamLab, a creative group using digital technology to make art. The exhibition boasts 529 computers and 470 projectors. It opened its doors on 21 June 2018.
How to get there
The museum is located at Tokyo's south, in Odaiba. Carpark is available, however, due to heavy traffic in and around the city, going by car is not advisable.
The easier way is to use public transport. Simply take Rinkai Line to Tokyo Teleport Station or Yurikamome Line to Aomi Station. From there, a 5 minute walk towards the big wheel takes you to the museum.