teamLab Planets is conveniently located right next to Shin-Toyosu Station and offers a more intimate interaction with the collective's signature digital art. Back in 2016, teamLab collaborated with e-commerce business DMM.com to create the very popular DMM.Planets exhibition; this museum is in essence an extension of that.
The museum is home to just nine installations, but they are spread out across a full 10,000sqm, giving them lots and lots of space each. All of them offer a more sensorial and immersive experience compared to the recently closed teamLab Borderless Museum. Just last year, the muesum introduced an onsite vegan ramen restaurant as well as a new indoor/outdoor Garden Area with two additional installations.
We won't spoil all the secrets, but for starters, no shoes are allowed inside the museum, and you'll be wading through knee-deep water in some places. We highly recommend wearing something above the knee (although skirts may not be the best idea due to the amount of floor mirrors); the museum offers a wrap-around if needed. Even better, they are open until 8pm, one of the few museums in Tokyo to be open that late.
teamLab Planets was initially scheduled to end at the end of 2022, but with the closing of teamLab borderless this August, the museum will remain open until the end of 2023. Book your tickets through the museum website (or via Rakuten Travel Experiences).