Team Labs Digital Art Museum In Odaiba

Digital Art Museum

Scrolling through my twitter feed I saw an ad, one that showed amazing images and promised an “experience”. No, not that kind of ad. It was for the Digital Art Museum in Odaiba. After that, I wanted to learn more.

I have wanted to go to this place since I first saw that twitter ad for it. However, it’s expensive (3,200 yen) and I always had reasons to put it off. It became a permanent occupant of my own personal Bucket List.

Then, along came Liz.

She was visiting Japan and was dying to go. Her and I have a friendship that started in an usual way. We met on You Tube and began to correspond. Eventually a real friendship blossomed. Two weeks ago we finally met after a year and a half of “knowing” each other.

How strange is it to feel close to someone you’ve never met in person? What a strange time to be alive.

I was nervous about meeting her. Would we get along? Would the conversation fizzle out? What works online may not work in person. Things could go badly.

Luckily, they didn’t. We connected as good in person as online. Liz and I share a similar sense of humor. I’ve always found the people I matched with the most were people I shared humor with. We could be completely different people, but if our humor matched, we would be fine.

Everywhere we went Liz got a lot of positive attention because of her kicka** gimble. More than a few times Japanese stopped us just to compliment it. Her camera equipment was amazing.

This was our day in Odaiba.

The only sad part was that our time in this was so short. We only got to explore for an hour and 20 minutes.

Liz And Mara

Picture by K.S

The reason this happened is because we didn’t realize that the Digital Art Museum changes their hours in certain seasons. Instead of being open until 9pm, they were only until 6pm. We arrived at 4:50 pm thinking we had plenty of time. Nope.

There are no signs or anything that warn you about the hours. It was very annoying. Still, what we saw in our short time was mind blowing.

Outside a light coat of rain gave the Odaiba area a reflective glow. Despite the setbacks, the day was full of magic.

Odaiba Love

What are things on your “List Of Must Do But Keep Putting Off”?


17 thoughts on “Team Labs Digital Art Museum In Odaiba

    1. I wish I was. I’ll be back in Texas for Halloween. We’re taking my husband to a haunted house in Texas (think Chainsaw Massacre type). I come back at the beginning of November. I’ll be free after then!

      You should definitely go! And there’s a second one as well. I’m going there in early October.

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  1. This was so cool loved the video and all the Art! Definitely adding this to a place to go visit. Thankyou for sharing this with us, look like a lot of fun.

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      1. No I haven’t but I will be watching it now. That sounds amazing! In California there a museum “The Broad” that has a room called the Infinity Room. It’s full of lights and the most beautiful art work Iv seen in person so far. I love it but sadly we can only be in their for 45 seconds, one time. The video you showed reminds me of that room but every where in the Digital Art museum you showed us. I’m am antsy to visit Japan now. The cherry blossom, and upgraded, futuristic way of living intrigues me. Do you live their or do you visit ?


      1. This is wonderful. I have one friend from Australia who visited CA & I got to meet her. It’s so awesome how connected we can be without knowing each other physically.

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  2. This looks amazing Mara! Sorry I have not been in blogland much lately. I always know you’ll have some interesting things to share! As for internet friends – I have loads of them and don’t really think of it as weird any more! I think it can feel a bit strange when you meet up IRL but some I just think of as friends without even remembering if we’ve ever met. I have a few in the US (I’m in the UK) and I forget that we haven’t even met in person!

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    1. Aw, it’s a pleasure to have you back! Yeah, I’m still adjusting to the concept of friending people first online, then meeting. In the past it was meet first and then keep up through the internet. I originally kept facebook to keep track of the friends I’d met over the years. Now I meet people through social media.

      I guess that’s the future. It feels the same, but we meet through our writing. It’s almost like how people did pen pals in the old days, I suppose.

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      1. Thanks! 😊 It’s so great you made such a great friend online. It’s definitely the future! I still have friends I made through old internet chat forums… I’m old!

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