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One of the must-see museums in Tokyo is the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Odaiba: the Teamlab Borderless Museum. But did you know there’s a second one made by the same company, Teamlab Planets, in nearby Toyosu?  Teamlab Borderless and Teamlab Planets museums feature beautiful digital art, immersive exhibits, and an experience that will entertain all visitors. 
 
This Q&A provides a breakdown of the two digital art museums in Tokyo, to help you decide which you should visit: Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab Planets
Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab planets which one to go to? Which MORI Digital Art Museum, Teamlab Planets or Teamlab Borderless should you visit?

Is it worth going to both Teamlab Borderless and Teamlab Planets on a trip to Japan?

Answer: No, especially if you are staying less than one month, unless you’re a really really big fan. 
Both Teamlab Borderless and Planets museums cost ¥3200 ($30 USD) to enter. You could go to 3-4 other museums around Tokyo for the same price! Save yourself some time and money by going to either Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab Planets museum. 
 
Some of the exhibits are the same or similar in Borderless and Planets, so whichever museum you visit first will take away the magic of the second museum. 

I recommend visiting one or the other while in Tokyo: Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab Planets.
Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab planets which one to go to? Which MORI Digital Art Museum, Teamlab Planets or Teamlab Borderless should you visit?

Which Teamlab museum is better to visit if you are short on time?

Answer: If you have three days in Tokyo or less, you should check out Teamlab Planets.
Teamlab Planets is more easily accessed from central Tokyo, and it takes less time to explore every exhibit compared to Teamlab Borderless. 
 
How much time will you spend at each Teamlab museum? 
I spent four hours in Teamlab Borderless, and just over one hour at Teamlab Planets, without feeling rushed.
 
If you only have a short period of time in Tokyo, only come to Toyosu/Odaiba if the Teamlab Borderless or Planets museums are very high on your Tokyo bucket list
Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab planets which one to go to? Which MORI Digital Art Museum, Teamlab Planets or Teamlab Borderless should you visit?

Which Teamlab museum is better for kids?

Answer: Teamlab Borderless is better if you are visiting with kids. 

Compared to Teamlab Planets, Teamlab Borderless has many interactive kids exhibits. Kids (and adults) can color in different animals to see them come to life, and take part in activities like jumping on a trampoline or slicing digital fruit while going down a slide. 

There is even a special room for infants to play, and another special room for young children to be surrounded by animated art they create.  

Teamlab Planets has no special rooms that are children-focused, and sections of the museum require you to walk knee-deep in water. This means kiddos will need to be carried around, or you have to skip the exhibit. 
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Which Teamlab museum is better for couples?

Answer: For couples who want to have a lovey-dovey excursion together, Teamlab Planets is better for you. 

Teamlab Planets has several exhibits that are perfect for getting close to your significant other. One room is basically one giant foam cushion, where many couples were snuggling along the sides or having nice naps together. 

Teamlab Planets’ main attraction is a large room that’s filled knee-deep with water, a perfect hand-holding opportunity. Another exhibit was like a planetarium, where everyone could lie down and watch flowers fall across the sky, another potential cuddle sesh. 
 
Teamlab Borderless is still a great date location, but without opportunities to lie down for a cuddle. 
Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab planets which one to go to? Which MORI Digital Art Museum, Teamlab Planets or Teamlab Borderless should you visit?

Which Teamlab museum is better to make a day-trip out of?

Answer: Both Teamlab Borderless AND Teamlab Planets! 

Both Odaiba (Teamlab Borderless) and Toyosu (Teamlab Planets) have a great number of things to do. You could easily spend a whole day in each neighborhood.
 
Things to do in Odaiba include going to other nearby museums, shopping at Venus Fort Mall, or riding the Odaiba Ferris Wheel.
 
Things to do in Toyosu include checking out the Toyosu fish market, visiting the Gas Science Museum, or shopping at Urban Dock LaLaport. From Toyosu, Ginza and Tokyo station are also only 10 minutes away by bus. 
Experience Digital Art at Teamlab Borderless Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo Japan, tips on visiting

Which is less crowded, Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab Planets?

Answer: Teamlab Planets is less crowded than Teamlab Borderless

If you hate crowds, you’d better head to Teamlab Planets and not Borderless. Because Planets has just one path to follow, people move much quicker through this digital art museum.

Teamlab Borderless’s layout is open-ended, so people end up spending many more hours there, in the crowded the exhibits. 

Which Teamlab museum is better overall?

Answer: Teamlab Borderless was better than Teamlab Planets, and more worth it for the money you pay.

I spent four hours in Teamlab Borderless exploring every exhibit and having tea at their En Tea room (¥500, $4.50 extra). Borderless has a huge variety and number of immersive art experiences. Its open concept means you are free to wander to every exhibit, and go back to your favorites. I spent one hour inside Teamlab Planets, because there are fewer exhibits, and only one path that everyone follows. Note you cannot backtrack at Teamlab Planets. 
 
I thought the exhibits were more impressive at Teamlab Borderless, including my favorite Forest of Resonating Lamps. At Teamlab Planets, the main exhibit where you are up to your knees in water and surrounded by mirrors, was a unique experience. However, for a central exhibit at Teamlab Planets it was not as impressive or visually appealing as the main Teamlab Borderless exhibits. 
Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab planets which one to go to? Which MORI Digital Art Museum, Teamlab Planets or Teamlab Borderless should you visit?

Conclusion: If you have to pick one, I think the Teamlab Borderless Museum is better than Teamlab Planets!

You may like my blog post about things to know before visiting the Teamlab Borderless Museum.
Once you’ve decided Teamlab Borderless or Teamlab Planets, here are some other things to do in Tokyo!

Teamlab Borderless

Teamlab Planets

Experience Digital Art at Teamlab Borderless Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo Japan, tips on visiting. Forest of Resonating Lamps
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