If ogling giant resonating eggs and gawking at color-changing trees isn’t what you’re planning to do this weekend, cancel your plans and get thee out to Hanno to see this new digital art installation instead! It meanders halfway around the small lake in the Metsa Village recreation area, and it’s everything glow-in-the-dark entertainment should be.
Here’s a little walk through the ultimate eggy part:
“Digitized Lakeside and Forest” was put together by (you guessed it) TeamLab, but this one is a temporary installation, which is why you need to get your butt on a train soon. It’s only on until March 3, 2018. Miyazawa Lake is in Metsa Village, which is outside of Hanno, a 50-minute express train ride from Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. From Hanno Station, there are regular buses ferrying people back and forth to Metsa Village.
Open: Every day until March 3, 2019
Hours: 18:00 – 21:00
Admission: ¥1000 on weekdays, ¥1200 on weekends and holidays
No need to buy tickets in advance – you can get them from the ticket machines near the entrance when you get there. There’s a nice selection of indoor and outdoor food and drink places at the entrance/exit, including coffee, beer & wine.
Here’s a map of the installation:
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