Teamlab Borderless is located in Odaiba, Tokyo and is a collection of interactive, three-demensional artworks. It was a huge trend in 2018-19, leading to the opening of Teamlab Planets (Tokyo). I visited in April 2019 with my family.
Tickets were purchased on the website prior to our visit. When we arrived, there was a long queue that went down the stairs and around past the building. It took us 45 minutes to get in, despite buying a ticket for the 10 AM time slot. I passed the time by drinking alcohol from 7/11 LOL.
This first room was the enchanted forest and it was one of the most popular rooms. On the 'hill', with the 'waterfall' artwork, there was always people trying to get their shot. No matter how patient I was, more people climbed up for their photo and replaced the finished ones so after 20 minutes, I gave up and decided editing was the way to go 😂
Realistically, the only way to get an empty shot is to purchase the photography package where visitors get exclusive entry prior to the public opening hours. This is how influencers, like @ofleatherandlace and @taramilktea, got their beautiful photos. The photography package was a few dozen of dollars more so as an average tourist, I thought it was best to spend my money elsewhere.
This room was the galaxy room and is a very iconic artwork style in many museums, such as Yayoi Kusama's infinity room. The lights changed colours and patterns in synchronization with the soothing music and it was really fun and beautiful to walk around.
These 3 rooms were more subtle in their interactive artwork. The first room was composed of foam 'lily pads' and when we walked along it, it felt like we were walking through a river. The second room was an empty dark room with waves playing against the wall. The third room had a few black screens, horizontally placed, with holographic flowers dancing on the walls. It was very enchanting.
This final room (upstairs) was the magical 'floating lantern' room and required another queue. It took another 30 minutes to get in. They allowed 25 people in at one time and for a 2 minute time limit. The room was fairly small, with mirrors on 3 walls to create an infinite space. The fourth wall was a see-through glass for those waiting outside to look in. It was beautiful but the time limit was too short for my liking. I was rushing to get my photos and videos and didn't have enough time to enjoy the moment 😔.
Odaiba is known as the technology island of Tokyo and there were a lot of other things to explore, such as Miraikan and the Museum of Maritime Science. I visited Miraikan in 2017 and there were robots playing soccer and self-driving cars so check it out if you plan to visit Japan.
Other things we saw in Odaiba was the Telecom Centre Observatory and the famous Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue in front of the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. My family were hungry so we left to see Sensoji, but Odaiba is one of my recommended day-trips for those seeking Japan travel guides.
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