Admire the future

Tokyo has long been at the forefront of innovation. For visitors, it’s the world capital of gizmos and cool electronic gear with whole neighbourhoods catering every type of technology obsession. Yet there’s more to Tokyo than geek-chic when it comes to tech, including some amazing science museums and galleries offering a cornucopia of gadgets and visions of the future.

For starters, popular entertainment behemoth Sony, has its ExploraScience pop-up museum. Or maybe Japan’s digital art collective teamLab’s installation teamLab Borderless at the MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM - an installation where the artworks are freeform and move out of the rooms freely, form connections and relationships with exhibition visitors. It’s a vast exhibition space using over 500 computers and more than 450 projectors to create an otherworldly gallery experience.

Without doubt, it’s a city that feels like the future and you can investigate it further by nosing around the electronics and gaming stores of Akihabara at night or explore.

Or you can shop in places like the upmarket Ginza district or the kitsch tech cafes as all of these places are a potential glimpse into the future.

A few suggestions follow representing Tokyo’s yesterday, its today as well as the city’s tomorrow.