Yes – and that’s a big yes.
If you’re into digital art and instagrammable, immersive experiences, add Teamlab Borderless in Tokyo to your travel itinerary. The 10,000 square meter installation is more kid-friendly than you think, and you can even avoid the long lines by buying tickets in advance online, and choosing to visit early in the day.
Around every corner in the digital art museum, you’ll find magic. That’s not an understatement. From being able to create magic on paper, scan it and have it appear as part of the ever evolving art piece on the wall only moments later, there’s magic to be found at Teamlabs Borderless.
The magical exhibit focuses on digital art and from rooms filled with lights and sounds, to a magical darkened room of lanterns to the most-kid-friendly exhibit we’ve ever experienced, the Teamlabs Borderless exhibit is one of the best things that we experienced, while visiting Japan.
Here are a few things that you should know before you go:
- Wear comfortable shoes that are going to work for climbing, walking on uneven terrain and spending a couple of hours walking. The surfaces of the kid-focuses exhibit are like small hills, and the interactive climbing structure is easier with sneakers.
- Plan to spend two to three hours at the exhibit, there were short lines within to get into a couple of the rooms – (the lantern room was a 30 minute wait), so plan accordingly for this. You’ll probably spend the majority of time in the most kid-friendly space!
- Just under an hour train ride from the most popular places to stay in Tokyo, you can use Google Maps to find your way to the exhibit – skip the Uber, it’s exorbitant in Japan.
- Tickets for the exhibit are ¥3,200 ($38 CAD) for adults
Our only regret? We didn’t have enough time to visit Borderless: Planets.