NTT Intercommunication Centre

Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

The ICC shows challenging, conceptual works that explore the intersection between art and technology – sometimes including participatory VR installations that are leaps and bounds above the city's more commercial experiences. Staff speak enough English to walk you through these experiential installations, but unfortunately curatorial notes are usually in Japanese only.

The centre also manages an excellent video library, Hive, which you can access from computer terminals in the lobby.

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