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teamLab Planets Tokyo secures top 5 Google search ranking for museums

teamLab Planets Tokyo secures top 5 Google search ranking for museums
January 24, 2024

teamLab Planets Tokyo in Toyosu has secured top five position in Google’s 2023 search ranking for 'Most Popular Museums in the World'. 

An international art collective, the teamLab (f. 2001) collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. Through art, the interdisciplinary group of specialists, including artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects, aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world, and new forms of perception.

Google’s 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

  1. Louvre Museum, Paris, France
  2. The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
  3. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
  4. Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
  5. teamLab Planets, Tokyo, Japan
  6. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  7. Prado National Museum, Madrid, Spain
  8. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  9. American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States
  10. 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 in December 2023, by Honichi Lab (Visit Japan Lab), Japan's leading inbound tourism information media. 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:

  1. teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM
  2. Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  3. Kyoto Samurai Ninja Museum
  4. Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine)
  5. Tokyo Skytree
  6. Dōtonbori
  7. Sensō-ji Temple
  8. Nara Park
  9. Kyoto Nishiki Market
  10. Tokyo Tower

teamLab Planets shared “we are deeply honoured to be recognised 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.”

Starting in March, 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 1st March, 2024 (Friday) to 30th April, 2024 (Tuesday).

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. It is also reported that approximately one in ten international tourists to Japan visited teamLab Planets. 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.

teamLab exhibitions have been held in cities worldwide, including New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Melbourne among others. teamLab museums and large-scale permanent exhibitions include teamLab Borderless and teamLab Planets in Tokyo, teamLab Borderless Shanghai, teamLab SuperNature Macao, and teamLab Massless Beijing, with more to open in cities including Abu Dhabi, Hamburg, Jeddah, and Utrecht.

teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Amos Rex, Helsinki, among others.

teamLab is represented by Pace Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary, and Ikkan Art.

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Image. Flowers grow, bud, bloom, and in time, the petals fall, and the flowers wither and die. At teamLab Planets, a body immersive museum in Toyosu, Tokyo. (teamLab, Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers/Credit: teamLab)

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