Tuesday, January 23, 2024

teamLab Planets TOKYO in Toyosu Ranks in Top 5 of 'Most Popular Museums in the World' in Google's Annual Search Ranking. Starting in March, Artworks Featuring Cherry Blossoms That Bloom Across the Space Will Be on View.

 TOKYO - Tuesday, 23. January 2024 AETOSWire 

The museum also ranked number one in Honichi Lab’s 'Popular Inbound Tourist Destinations Ranking'.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM in Toyosu (teamLab Planets) ranked in the top 5 of the 'Most Popular Museums in the World' (*1) in Google’s 'Year in Search 2023' annual search ranking. This ranking lists the museums that were most searched on Google Maps globally in 2023. teamLab Planets is the only museum in Japan, and among renowned museums and art galleries with histories spanning over a hundred years.

Google Maps: Top Museums

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The British Museum, London, United Kingdom

Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

teamLab Planets, Tokyo, Japan

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prado National Museum, Madrid, Spain

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The museum also ranked number one in Honichi Lab’s 'Popular Inbound Tourist Destinations Ranking

teamLab Planets has ranked first place in the "Popular Inbound Tourist Destinations Ranking," announced on December 15, 2023, by Honichi Lab (Visit Japan Lab), Japan's leading inbound tourism information media (*2). This ranking evaluates and compiles Google Map reviews of 4,700 tourist attractions across all 47 prefectures of Japan, offering a unique perspective by Honichi Lab.

The top 10 in the rankings are as follows:

teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kyoto Samurai Ninja Museum

Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine)

Tokyo Skytree


Sensō-ji Temple

Nara Park

Kyoto Nishiki Market

Tokyo Tower

“We are deeply honored to be recognized among a multitude of tourist attractions in Japan. Moving forward, we will continue to attentively embrace the living voices of our visitors expressed through their reviews and feedback. Committed to our concept of 'Immerse your Entire Body,' we are dedicated to providing an enhanced experience that allows people from around the globe to thoroughly enjoy the world of art unique to our museum.” —— teamLab Planets

Starting in March, artworks featuring cherry blossoms that bloom across the space will be on view

This spring, visitors to teamLab Planets will be able to experience cherry blossoms enveloping two of its massive artwork spaces. The artwork "Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers," which features flowers blooming and scattering throughout the year, will feature cherry blossoms filling the entire space during this limited period.

In another artwork, 'Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People', where visitors walk barefoot through water, the koi swimming on the water's surface will scatter into cherry blossoms when they collide with people. These artworks featuring cherry blossoms will be on view from March 1st, 2024 (Friday) to April 30th, 2024 (Tuesday).

Artork video: Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers

Arwtork video: Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People - Infinity

A Museum Visited by Approximately One in Ten International Tourists to Japan, from 198 Countries and Regions Worldwide

In the year from January to December 2023, around 2.5 million people from 198 countries and regions, excluding Japan, visited teamLab Planets. International tourists accounted for about 70% of the total visitors to the museum (*3). It is also reported that approximately one in ten international tourists to Japan visited teamLab Planets (*4). The museum has been highly acclaimed internationally, winning 'Asia's Leading Tourist Attraction' at the 2023 World Travel Awards - described as the Oscars of the travel industry— marking the first time a destination in Japan has been given the award.

Concept of teamLab Planets

Together with Others, Immerse your Entire Body, Perceive with your Body, and Become One with the World

teamLab Planets is a museum where you walk through water, and a garden where you become one with the flowers. It comprises 4 large-scale artwork spaces and 2 gardens created by art collective teamLab.

People go barefoot and immerse their entire bodies in the vast artworks together with others. The artworks change under the presence of people, blurring the perception of boundaries between the self and the works. Other people also create change in the artworks, blurring the boundaries between themselves and the works, and creating a continuity between the self, the art, and others.

*1 “These Were the Most Popular Museums in the World, According to Google’s ‘Year in Search’” artnet. December 20, 2023.

*2 “Popular tourist spot for foreigners! 2nd place is “Kiyomizu-dera”, 1st place? Announcing the TOP 30 selected from 4,700 tourist destinations across Japan [2023 1 | Honichi Lab” (Visit Japan Lab). December 15, 2023.

*3 From "teamLab Planets" official ticket site purchase data by country (March 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023)

*4 “Amazing Nippon / Digital Art Museum in Tokyo Enchants Overseas Tourists - The Japan News” The Japan News by the Yomiuri Shimbun. August 5, 2023.

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