Photo: TeamLab

TeamLab Kairakuen Light Festival

Adding light to this top Japanese garden

Feb 1st
Mar 31st
Photo: TeamLab
Venue: Kairakuen Garden When: Feb 1st - Mar 31st 2022

The digital art collective TeamLab have a reputation for some incredible light and projection mapping displays, and an upcoming event at Ibaraki's Kairakuen Garden is bound to continue that trend. The TeamLab Kairakuen Light Festival will run throughout February and March, and it intends to enhance the immense natural beauty that the garden is renowned for.

Colorful ovoid lights will decorate part of the garden, and they're interactive - they change color when visitors touch them. There will also be projection mapping displays around the bamboo grove and on an 800-year old cedar tree, plus numerous illuminated plum trees that Kairakuen is famous for.

Projection mapping by the bamboo grove at Kairakuen
Projection mapping by the bamboo grove at Kairakuen (Photo: TeamLab)

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1800 yen, and tickets will go on sale online in early January.

Getting there

Kairakuen is located just a minute on foot from Kairakuen Station, which is served by the Jōban Line.

For those who opt to drive, on-site parking is available.

More info

Find out more about Kairakuen Garden.

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Justin Velgus 2 weeks ago
Interesting concept. I love the hybrid of technology and nature.
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Outdoors those digital art must be even more impressive than inside a building! I'd like to watch it.
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Yes, but I guess it's possible only in darkness, so winter time fots well for that.