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teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) “experiences” both opened last summer (2018) and are running at least for the next two years. Both installations are the brain children of teamLab and provide a 360 degree immerse light and environment experience. Although both are created by the same company and only 2 kilometers apart in location, the two are very different experiences. If you can not attend both over the next two years, hopefully you can review below to determine which one is best for your family. If you can only attend one with kids, I would choose Borderless in Odaiba, but both are great fun if you have to chose based on availability of tickets. Reserved tickets are needed for both.  Have fun! If you have little kids you may also want to consider the new teamLab exhibit called Little Planet Digital Play Space – super for 2-7 years olds.

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teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

 

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

 

 

Planets (Toyosu)

Borderless (Odaiba)

Sensory

Surfaces and textures with light. 

* Both exhibits have a crystal light room, inflated ball room and floating light flowers

Light and music play space

* Both exhibits have a crystal light room, inflated ball room and floating light flowers

Physical

First few mins walking up a waterfall ramp and climbing through the soft padded room are the most physical parts1st floor is flat with different light rooms and a slide, 2nd floor is the “future playground” with lots of climbing, sliding and bouncing for kids

Coolest Elements

Water as part of the show (waterfall ramp and pond room with knee hight water and swimming light Koi)The kids will love the flower slide on the 1st floor and playground elements on the 2nd floor

Kid Engagement

They will love the sensory impact of the waterThe playground on the 2nd floor is a child thriller

Time Spent in Exhibit

Without rushing you can complete the experience in 30-60 mins. We were surprised how quickly it ended.You could spend a few hours. Make sure you save enough time and energy for the 2nd floor – future playground.  You will need to queue up for 10-20 mins for some of the activities.

Wait Time

Wait time on regular ticket is 30-45 mins; priority ticket wait is typically 10 minsWaits from zero to up to one hour – some of the wait is covered

Convenience

1 minute on foot from Shin-Toyosu Station (Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line Yurikamome Line); 10 minutes on foot from Toyosu Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line); formal restaurant on site5 min walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) and Aomi Station (Yurikamome Line), Paid Parking available onsiteTIMES Venus Fort Parking 24 hours and TIMES Palette Town Parking 24 hours; Located in the Palette time shopping center so plenty of shopping and eating locations

Cost

Adults (18 and over); Regular 2,800 – 3,200 JPY, Priority 5,000 – 6,000 JPY

Junior (12-17); Regular 2,000 – 2,700 JPY, Priority 4,300 – 4,100 JPY

Child (between 4-11); Regular 1,500 – 2,000 JPY, Priority 3,200 – 3,800 JPY

Adults (15+ years);  3,200 JPY

Child (4-14);  1,000 JPY

Open Hours

Weekday 10:00 – 25:00, Sat, Sun & National Holiday 9:00 – 25:00Mon–Thu 10:00–19:00  Fri – Sun 10:00–21:00

Note

Take shoes that can be easily removed and wear shorts. You will need to remove your shoes in the lobby and was tough through high water for kids 3-4 years old, knees for 6-7 year oldWear sneakers, not sandals or heels. You will need to borrow shoes before you go into the playground if you don’t have firmly affixed shoes

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If you are heading over to Odaiba or Toyosu check out some of our other favorite family locations.

One day in Odaiba itinerary

Tokyo Earthquake Center (Ariake near Toyosu)

Toyosu/Odiaba area

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

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Official PR

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

teamLab Borderless is a group of artworks that form one borderless world. Artworks move out of the rooms freely, form connections and relationships with people, communicate with other works, influence and sometimes intermingle with each other.

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

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teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) Details

Term: June 21, 2018 – permanent

Address: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless Odaiba Palette Town, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Business Hours: Closed 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each Month.teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

 Mon–Thu 10:00–19:00 (21:00**), Fri & Holiday Eve 10:00–21:00 (22:00**), Sat 10:00–21:00 (22:00**)
Sun & Holiday 10:00–19:00 (20:00**)  **During Jun 21 – Aug 31 museum is open longer hours.
*Last entry 1 hour before the museum closing time.
*Hours may vary depending on the season.
*Access: 5 min walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) and Aomi Station (Yurikamome Line), Paid Public Parking available onsite: TIMES Venus Fort Parking 24 hours and TIMES Palette Town Parking 24 hours

Which teamLab experience should we attend?Ticket Purchase: Highly advise to buy tickets before hand – if the website says no tickets there are no tickets. Do not waste your time going hoping to buy tickets at the door.  Entrance Pass. Buy tickets online here. 

  • Adults – 15 and over, 3,200 JPY
  • Child – between 4-14,  1,000 JPY

Website: https://borderless.teamlab.art

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teamLab Planets Tokyo (Toyosu) DetailsteamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

Term: July 7, 2018 – Fall 2020

Address: teamLab Planets TOKYO, Toyosu 6-1-16, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Business Hours: Weekday 10:00 – 25:00, Sat, Sun & National Holiday 9:00 – 25:00  ※Last admission 24:00

teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) Access: No public parking nearby. 1 minute on foot from Shin-Toyosu Station (Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line Yurikamome Line), 10 minutes on foot from Toyosu Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)

Ticket Purchase: Highly advise to buy tickets before hand – if the website says no tickets there are no tickets. Do not waste your time going hoping to buy tickets at the door.  Entrance Pass. Buy tickets online here. 

There are four types of tickets and pricing – Regular Weekday, Regular Weekends, Priority Weekday, Priority Weekends.Which teamLab experience should we attend?

  • Adults – 18 and over; Regular 2,800 – 3,200 JPY, Priority 5,000 – 6,000 JPY
  • Junior 12-17; Regular 2,000 – 2,700 JPY, Priority 4,300 – 4,100 JPY
  • Child – between 4-11; Regular 1,500 – 2,000 JPY, Priority 3,200 – 3,800 JPY

Website: teamlabplanets.dmm.com/en/

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teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) – What’s the Difference?

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  1. Alison Richter

    Great article!! I can’t decide!! Which one do you think would be better for my 2 teenagers???

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