We had bought tickets to go to TeamLab Borderless exhibition today. Check out the link for more information. Too difficult to explain. Sadly Steve woke up not feeling so great today, and decided that he should probably stay in, in the warmth of our accommodation. Not wanting to totally waste the money we spent on the tickets, Blainie decided to go on her own.
It’s a bit of a trek to TeamLab which is located in Odaiba. First a trip on the Hibiya subway line, then a change on to the Asakusa subway line which takes you to Shimbashi. By the this stage it was already 11am, so lunch was in order. Yes, it was a bit early, but who wants to get stuck inside an exhibition being hungry? After a brief look around Shimbashi station, Blainie spotted her favourite ramen – Kitakata ramen.
After lunch it was on to The monorail bound for Odaiba.
TeamLab was surprisingly unbusy and there was no one hour queue as we had been lead to believe. After some brief explanations and warnings about the darkness, in we all went.
Bit of a sensory overload. You just wander in and out of rooms and around everywhere and there’s different things and they change and stuff. Pretty cool.
In the “Athletic Forest” you got to colour in a picture, which then gets scanned and it shows up on the ground or the wall. Sadly, I did a butterfly and not a mere 10 seconds after it appeared, it got eaten by a lizard.
Then there were other rooms with things like this and bouncy floors and climbing trees.
I also got to colour a seahorse and have it show up in the sea of munted sea creatures. Very cool.
Spent around 2-3 hours in there. After a while it got a bit much, but it was really cool. I needed to see some daylight, so I walked over to Diver City and checked out the big Gundam statue. It’s almost the same as the big Gundam statue we saw a few years ago – except it’s not. It’s a new statue.
Here’s the Hello Kitty version.
Matcha latte break at Nana’s Green Tea
Looked at some shops then went over to the other side of Odaiba – to Decks shopping mall. Saw the Statue of Liberty statue.
And managed to take some selfies with some LEGO figures.
Then went to the awesome retro shopping arcade in Decks. It’s so cool. It’s got old video games and shops selling cool things. Love it.
It was staring to get late by now. So after a brief look at the Tokyo skyline and illuminations and I got back on the monorail.
Back at Shiodome station I tried to find some illuminations which were proving very difficult to find. When I did find them they were a little disappointing.
So back on to the Yamanote train bound for Ueno where I had an excellent dinner in the basement of Oi Oi. Ikura and Uni – oishikatta!!
And I brought Steve a bento home for his dinner.