In a nutshell
If you’re in Japan and on any social media, it’s hard not to know something about teamLab. The imminently Instagrammable digital art museum is designed for selfies to share. There are rooms filled with projections of flowers, strings of beautifully flashing lights, small lanterns of changing colors, and a room that’s great for moving around, especially with kids, called the Athletics Forest.
Borderless is in a large, dedicated space in Odaiba.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information is in English, including an app for download which allows visitors to participate with the artworks.
Photos are definitely allowed and encouraged.
The lights and colors are joyful. However the quality of some of the floral images seem a bit pixelated and uninspired.
These immersive, colorful, interactive works are appealing to almost everyone. Only those who have trouble seeing in dim light or don’t enjoy flashing lights could have some trouble.
How far out?
About a five minute walk toward the Ferris wheel from the Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) or Aomi Station (Yurikamome Line).
How much time?
At least two hours. There are lines to get into some rooms.
How much money?
¥3,200 for general admission and should be purchased in advance on the teamLab website or at Lawson or Seven-Eleven.
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth a special trip.