teamLab: Light Festival in Fukuoka Castle Ruins
Built over a period of seven years from 1601, Fukuoka Castle is the largest castle in Kyushu. Often referred to as the Stone Castle, its center the Honmaru, Ninomaru and Sannomaru palaces were made up entirely of stone walls. The beautiful four layers of stone walls make this vast site a magnificent national historic treasure.
In teamLab: Light Festival in Fukuoka Castle Ruins exhibition, the heart of Fukuoka Castle ruins with its beautiful stone walls that span 20,000 square meters will be transformed into a digital art space of interactive light that changes according to the presence of people.
This exhibition is a part of teamLab’s art project called “Digitized Nature, Digitized City”. The concept of the project is that non-material digital art can turn nature and city into art without harming them.
- teamLab: Light Festival in Fukuoka Castle Ruins
- 2017.12.01(Fri) - 2018.1.28(Sun)
- 6pm – 10pm (last entry 9:30pm)
- Open every day
- Fukuoka Castle Ruins, Maizuru Park (Jonai, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
- Adult ¥1000, Junior high & High school ¥600, Child ¥300, Free for 3 years and under
- Fukuoka Castle teamLab Castle Ruins Light Festival 2017-2018 Executive Committee
- Planning Cooperation
- Media Cooperation
- Please purchase at the door on the day of the event.
・Fukuoka City Subway
8 min walk from “Akasaka Station” or “Ohori Koen Station”
5-8 min walk from "Fukuoka-jo Korokan-mae", "Fukuoka-shi Bijutsukan Higashi-guchi" or "Otemon & Heiwadai Rikujo Kyogijo-iriguchi” stop. 10 min walk from “Akasaka 3-chome” stop.
Production Committee’s Office (at West Japan Newspaper Event Services)
+81-92-711-5513 (Weekdays 9:30am – 5:30pm)
- Event Policies
1. Wheelchair and stroller access
Some areas inside the castle premises may be difficult to access via wheelchair and/or stroller.
Accessible artworks are " Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall", "Resisting and Resonating Ovoids and Trees", "Spatial Calligraphy in a Stone Wall", and "Breathing Resonating Stone Wall”.
Please look after your valuables at your own risk. In the unlikely event that a theft or loss occurs, the organizer will not take any responsibility.
The organizer is not responsible for accidents or injuries occurring in the castle premises.
There are steep slopes, stone stairways, and rough paths in the castle, so please be cautious and wear appropriate clothes and shoes. The organizer is not responsible for accidents occurring inside the castle premises.
No smoking except in designated Ploom TECH areas.
No pets, including small dogs, are allowed in the park.
7. Suspension due to bad weather
Unaffected in case of light rain. In case of strong rain with strong wind, the exhibition will be suspended. For updates, please check our official SNS (Facebook, Instagram).
8. Photography and videography
Flash photography and use of drones in the park are prohibited. Please also refrain from using a tripod, as it will cause an interference with other visitors.
In the event of photo/video shoot by the organizer, visitors might be in the shot, and the images may be used for promotional purposes including event reports and advertising.
How can I buy tickets (on the day of the visit)?
You can purchase tickets, when you arrive at the venue.
The tickets are sold between 17:30 and 21:30.
Is there an admission limit?
For safety reasons, entry may be restricted during busy times.
Is it open during inclement weather?
It will be open during light rain. If there is a strong wind or heavy rain, we will make an announcement on our official Facebook page or twitter account.
Can I bring my pets?
Pets are not permitted .
Is there parking?
There is no designated parking. Parking is available nearby for a fee, however, due to the extreme congestion anticipated in the surrounding area, we highly recommend arriving by public transportation.
Maizuru Park Parking lot No. 1 (67 vehicles): open 6:30 ~ 21:30; ￥150/hr
Maizuru Park Parking lot No. 2 (72 vehicles): open 8:00 ~ 19:00; ￥150/hr
Times Fukuoka Castle Sannomaru (241 vehicles): Open for entry 7:00~21:00, vehicles can exit until 24:00; ￥200/hr, maximum of ￥400
Gokoku Shrine (246 vehicles) : open 24 hours;￥200/hr, maximum of ￥700
How long does it take to go through the entire exhibit?
Barring individual differences, it could be as short as 20 minutes, and as long as 1 hour.
With a pair-ticket, would 2 people have to enter together (can 1 person use both tickets?)?
Tickets can be used individually.
Are there discounts for disabled persons or seniors?
There are no special discounts for disabled persons and seniors.
How can I get there (modes of transportation, closest train/bus stop)?
An 8-minute walk from the Akasaka/Ohori Koen Stations off of Fukuoka City Subway lines.
For Nishitetsu Buses, get off at "Fukuoka Castle/Kourokan," "Fukuoka Art Museum, East exit," or "Otemon/Heiwadai Athletic Stadium Entrance," and walk for 5-8 minutes.
Alternatively, get off at "Akasaka San-chome," and walk for 10 minutes.
Are the tickets good only for specific dates and times?
The tickets are not for a specific date and time.
However, the discounted pair-tickets must be used before 12/14.
When is it the busiest?
1-2 hours after opening on the weekends tend to be very busy.
We may announce crowd status on social media outlets (twitter, Facebook).
teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab.teamlab.art
teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.
teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the 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 of Helsinki, Finland.