Tokyo’s Lucky Cat Temple: Gotokuji

Tokyo has a lot of famous temples and shrines. Sensoji in Asakusa, with it’s lively shopping street, or Meiji Jingu, neighboring lively Harajuku. These are all great places to visit but personally, especially after living here for a while, I like to visit smaller places with unique characteristics. Gotokuji Temple, also known as the luckyContinue reading “Tokyo’s Lucky Cat Temple: Gotokuji”

A Polish Easter in Japan

Does Japan Celebrate Easter? The answer to that question is, yes and no. Japan does not have a strong Christian or Catholic background, with the primarily religions here being Shinto and Buddhism. However, Japan does love all things Kawaii and that’s what Easter has evolved into these days. Bunnies, colorful eggs, and egg hunts onContinue reading “A Polish Easter in Japan”

My Visit to Tokyo’s Square Enix Cafe

So, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has officially been released! Are you playing? Squealing with nostalgia? Personally it’s brightened up these days stuck at home for me. They have made a lot of changes but I don’t mind them as I wanted to know more about Midgar and Shinra anyway. In the beginning of MarchContinue reading “My Visit to Tokyo’s Square Enix Cafe”

Fishing in Central Tokyo

After a long span of bad weather, today was finally sunny. My son and I were both equally tired of being cooped up (and of each other-I’m sure) so I decided to go for one of our walks. The cherry blossoms are still blooming here in Tokyo and they have started falling as well. ForContinue reading “Fishing in Central Tokyo”

Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus

…Is not so different from usual Tokyo. I had to take the train to a doctor’s visit today and was surprised to find it more crowded than usual for off-peak. We weren’t completely sardines, but we were standing closer than we should be during a pandemic. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere however,Continue reading “Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus”

Enter a Studio Ghibli Realm on Tomogashima Island

This is a piece I did for Taiken about one of my favorite places in Japan. I was searching for that Studio Ghibli feeling of awe and wonder and I stumbled upon this place in my research. History, beautiful nature, terrifying spiders, and crumbling ruins waiting to be explored, this place has it all. ItContinue reading “Enter a Studio Ghibli Realm on Tomogashima Island”

Sakura in the Snow: Photographs of Tokyo

When it comes to weather in central Japan my experience has always been that once March arrives, so does spring. Days quickly grow warmer and sunnier, flowers begin blooming, and everyone starts keeping an eye on the Sakura to see when they should schedule their Hanami, or picnic, with their friends. This year has beenContinue reading “Sakura in the Snow: Photographs of Tokyo”

Who is Tokyo Dreamlife?

Hello all! Tokyo Dreamlife is a passion project of mine. I have been living in Japan for over five years, but only moved to Tokyo a year ago. I’m obsessed with this city (and I’m a jaded New Yorker, so that’s saying a lot) so I hope to share travel tips, photography, and current eventsContinue reading “Who is Tokyo Dreamlife?”