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Tokyo’s New Openings in 2024

New Art Experiences, Theme Parks and Cultural Hubs

By Ashley Tsuruoka
January 3, 2024
Lifestyle, Trending

Around Tokyo, excitement is building as the city anticipates the opening of newly built and renewed spaces for the new year.

Art experiences, theme parks and cultural hubs offer residents and visitors fresh avenues for exploration. Let’s take a sneak peek into Tokyo’s new openings in 2024 and see what they have in store!

Metropolitan Meiji Park

Metropolitan Meiji Park© Photo by Metropolitan Meiji Park

A green oasis has been gradually unfolding in the city, with waterscapes, forested land and lawns for play and relaxation. Since October, The Metropolitan Meiji Park has been opening up in phases. Come January 2024, the completed park will not only provide space for outdoor activities but also cafes, restaurants and shops that may sell sports and camping equipment.

TeamLab Borderless

The grand reopening of TeamLab Borderless will be in Azabudai Hills in central Tokyo, relocating from its old venue in Odaiba. This immersive museum promises a reimagined space featuring brand-new digital artworks as well as favorites from previous teamLab locations, including “Existence in Perception,” “Microcosmoses,” and “Bubble Universe.” Wander through installations and see the world through art from February 9th, 2024.

Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai

Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai© Photo by Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai

An Edo Tokyo-inspired shopping, entertainment and bathhouse space is opening up in Toyosu, where the relocated Tsukiji Fish Market now resides. This hub features traditional Edo-style materials in its construction, fusing history and modernity. Fresh seafood and a nine-floor sento (public bathhouse) with a garden footbath and waters from Hakone-Yugawara hot springs create a destination for leisure and rejuvenation. Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai is scheduled to open in February 2024.

Immersive Fort Tokyo

Immersive Fort Tokyo© Photo by Immersive Fort Tokyo

Japan’s first immersive theme park is opening up on March 1st, 2024 in Odaiba. Drawing inspiration from London’s interactive theater shows, visitors will immerse themselves in twelve attractions, including dining experiences with live shows. Visitors will have the opportunity to become an integral character, participating in mysterious narratives and evolving the story with other guests. Featuring a variety of stores, restaurants and numerous activities, Immersive Fort Tokyo is set to bring new live entertainment to Tokyo.

Ariake Urban Sports Park

Ariake Urban Sportspark© Photo by Breno Barros/rededoesporte.gov.br

Skateboarding, BMX and breakdancing enthusiasts have found a haven for individual expression and competition at the Ariake Urban Sports Park. Following the success of urban sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this park offers dedicated spaces for street-born competitions and creates a much-needed space for athleticism and creativity in Tokyo. The new Games Legacy Zone is scheduled to open in April 2024, followed by the full opening of the park including the multi-purpose zone later in the year.

Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery© Photo by Pace Gallery

Established in 1960, Pace Gallery has earned a reputation as an artist-centric gallery representing influential contemporary artists worldwide. The new gallery in Azabudai Hills will have exhibition spaces spanning three floors, as well as an outdoor terrace and sculpture area. Scheduled to open in Spring 2024, Pace Gallery will be a home for international and Japanese art, contributing to Tokyo’s dynamic art scene.

Shibuya Axsh

Shibuya Axsh© Photo by Shibuya Axsh

Shibuya welcomes a new landmark with the emergence of Shibuya Axsh. This 23-story facility, part of Tokyo’s ambitious urban redevelopment project, aims to improve the flow of crowds and create a new space to gather near Shibuya Station’s east exit. With inviting restaurants, wellness services, fitness centers and public artworks, Shibuya Axsh will enhance its surroundings and improve the accessibility of Shibuya Station at the end of May 2024.

Disney Sea Fantasy Springs

DisneySea Fantasy Springs© Photo by DisneySea Fantasy Springs

Get ready for a new fairy-tale adventure with Tokyo DisneySea’s “Fantasy Springs.” This European-inspired land invites guests into the enchanting Frozen Kingdom, Peter Pan’s Neverland and Rapunzel’s Forest. With whimsical boat rides and delightful eateries, this expansion is sure to create new cherished memories with family and friends visiting Tokyo. DisneySea Fantasy Springs is anticipated to open in June 2024.

Toda Building

Toda Building© Photo by Toda Building

A center for arts and culture has been in the works since 2021 in Kyobashi. This ultra-high-rise building will contain art galleries, art shops, cafes, creative lounges, rental offices and more. By integrating the arts and creative businesses, the Toda Building strives to create an environment where everyone can easily experience and appreciate art. The Toda Building will be completed in September 2024.

Ginza Sony Park

Ginza Sony Park© Photo by Ginza Sony Park

Ginza Sony Park aims to reconstruct the old Sony Building from 1966 into an innovative space for more interactive music, art and technology experiences in Ginza. The old space hosted events like the Tokyo Art Book Fair and Sony World Photography Awards. Sony Park Mini offers a glimpse into the future, hosting fun pop-up programs to engage visitors until the park’s completion. The construction site itself has become an art wall with works by various artists. Ginza Sony Park is on track for completion in 2024.

As 2024 ushers in new openings, Tokyo prepares to enjoy culture, entertainment and artistic expression anew. Each facility adds to the city, providing exciting new spaces for residents and visitors to explore.

Which newly built or renovated space should we visit in 2024? Let us know!

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