Teamlab Borderless, Tokyo

As I’ve mentioned countless times before, I use Instagram a lot when planning a trip. One of the places that kept popping up when I’d search Tokyo on the app was Teamlab Borderless. Teamlab is a digital art museum as well as THE NUMBER ONE Instagram’d place in Japan (I’m about 50% sure I read that somewhere and it’s not a wild exaggeration). Even if you’ve never heard of it, maybe it at least looks familiar to you because you saw that the Kardashian-West crew, Kacey Musgraves, and/or James May twirling their way through the museum and ‘grammin the hell out of it.

If you’re going to Tokyo, make this a place you visit.

 

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Imagine Yayoi Kusama infinity rooms on steroids and that’s what you get with Teamlab. Thousands of projectors and light bulbs guide you through an ever changing world of lamps, animals, flowers, and so much more. It’s unlike any museum i’ve ever been to before. And, yes, it does look great on Instagram, but when you put your phone down and just experience it, that’s when it’s most amazing. Ain’t that a life lesson!

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Tips for visiting Teamlab Borderless

  • Buy your tickets ahead of time as you cannot at the door. This was the one activity I booked while still stateside and I’m so glad I did. It’s about $30 USD for adults which gets you admission all day. Worth it.
  • GET THERE EARLY like, before they technically open as there will most likely already be a line out the door.
  • Find the Forest Of Lamps (the room with all the floating lamps) first because the line gets soooooo long and if you’re there early, you might get it mostly to yourself for the allotted 2 minutes per group.
  • Keep in mind that all of the rooms are constantly changing so go in each one as many times as you can.
  • Obviously you’re gonna want to be on your phone a lot while you’re here, but make it a point to put it away and soak this place in.
  • Be mindful of where you’re walking because it’s dark in a lot of the museum and you might step on a child or two. Whoops.

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