Interested in art, digital technology, and interactive exhibits? If so, then teamLab Borderless is perfect for you! I would like to take some time to share my experience with you and give some tips for your adventure if you wish to do so.
First, there are so many exhibits throughout teamLab to explore. It can almost be overwhelming since it’s free-roaming without a guide, but don’t worry, it’s easy to maneuver.
Tip #1: Leave yourself enough time to experience everything
You paid the money so why not get the most out of it?!
When I went, I didn’t have anything else planned for the day which worked out for the better. I assumed it would take about 2 hours to do the whole thing, but I was wrong. There isn’t a time limit, so I took advantage of it and got the most out of my trip to teamLab.
I would give yourself roughly 4 hours at the exhibit itself, plus any additional time it will take for your travels to and from wherever you are coming from.
During my experience, I kept finding more exhibits through hidden walkways, staircases, and upper levels. Be on the lookout!
Tip #2: Go through the exhibits more than once
You’re probably wondering ‘why would I go back through an exhibit I already checked out?’
This is what I thought too, until someone told me this before I went, and I am SO glad they did.
Each exhibit is unique as it is already, however, the scenes and colors change – so what you may have viewed the first time, may be different the second time! Really take some time and experience the differences.
Tip #3: Go on a week day and get there early
If week days are an option for you and your schedule, this is my #1 suggestion for you! I went on a Monday and got there around 12 p.m. (only 2 hours after opening time at 10 a.m.) and still had a 45-minute wait to get in. Luckily, it went by fast. I do recommend getting there about 9:30 a.m./10 a.m. to ensure the quickest and less busy access to the attraction.
I know with work, school and busy schedules it may be hard to do this – so weekends might be the only option for some people. This is perfectly okay and don’t stress out over it!
My only advice to you is to get there early, especially on Saturdays, the busiest day. Although opening time is same Monday-Sunday, I recommend getting there 9:30 a.m. at the latest to avoid as much waiting time as possible.
The benefit to being one of the first groups inside, is that there won’t be crowds of people standing in the way for pictures, walking, and wait times throughout attractions within the museum.
*I do want to make you aware that the entrance line is mostly outdoors so make sure to bring weather-permitting gear such as umbrellas, etc.
Lastly, HAVE FUN and enjoy one of my favorite places in Japan so far!