Mori Building Digital Art Museum

TeamLab Bordeless: Tokyo’s invitation for an awakening dream

Mori Building Digital Art Museum is an interactive modern art gallery created by EPSON teamLab Bordeless and located on Odaiba Island. Inaugurated on June 21, 2018, this museum became in a few months one of the major touristic spots of Tokyo Bay area. Immersed into a fairy digital universe, visitors wander in a vast space of 10,000 m² and discover each animation with wonder.

A gathering of about 60 Japanese artists, teamLab is at the origin of these digital masterpieces, with each person coming from various artistic disciplines. After a first performance in 2016 in Odaiba, then at La Villette in France between May and September 2018, this project settled permanently on Tokyo’s artificial island of Odaiba in June 2018.

The challenge of this exhibition is to marry art and new technologies via digital images and interactive, expansive "paintings." More than 500 computers and 470 floodlights let youngsters and forever children travel in several universes between dream and reality. Even if the created worlds are based on traditional Japanese landscapes, the surprise remains impressive and immersive, with surreal, grandiose and breathtaking installations.

We think, for example, about a big field of flowers. In a sloppy room made of several mirrors and projectors, visitors wander among flowers made of fabric that seem to become alive thanks to a smart game of patterns and lights. Another space proposes a dive into Asia according to the Western imagination, meaning a vast water pond where thousands of lighted lanterns float. Visitors can experiment interactivity with the dreamy feeling of being an actor in these masterpieces and not just being simple outside visitors of a classical art museum. With an unlimited visit time, the idea is to try to find all the rooms. Some stay well hidden in the darkness of the path.

Totally fitted for the whole family, this digital art museum offers several places dedicated for children. These rooms therefore have a secure and thick floor for toddlers. Balls, foam objects, and higher projectors allow them to enter into contact with digital creations that appear and disappear while elements of the room are displaced. For older children, an animated climbing wall also deserves to be experienced.

The variety and originality of the scenes are guarantees of its success. After only five months of activity, the Digital Art Museum counted more than 1 million visitors. Knowing this, it is wise to book your place in advance on the Internet or in a konbini like Lawson or 7-Eleven. We do recommend that you book about two weeks in advance and to avoid weekends. We do not regret this travel experience, which requires spending a little more time on Odaiba island, easily reachable by train or taxi, and therefore also enjoying a pleasant walk on the ocean front, with Tokyo’s skyscrapers as background.

This visit article has been realized with an organized and sponsored travel by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Kanpai has been invited and guided but keeps a total freedom of editorial content.
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How to get to Mori Building Digital Art Museum

By train:

  • Rinkai Line, Tokyo Teleport Station then a 5-minute walk
  • Yurikamome Line, Aomi Station then a 5-minute walk

Location unreachable with the JR Pass

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Admission

Adults: ¥3,200 (~US$ 29.60) or ¥2.900 (~US$ 26.90) from 6 p.m.

Disabled: ¥1,600 (~US$ 14.80) or ¥1,500 (~US$ 13.90) from 6 p.m.

Children (between 4 to 14): ¥1,000 (~US$ 9.30)

Small children: free or charge

Online booking recommended here or here up to 2 months in advance

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Opening hours

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on weekends)

Last entry one hour before closing time

Closing the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (irregular in February)

How long / when to visit

Allow about two hours

In Japanese

森ビルデジタルアートミュージアム

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