Dream addresses are a great way to add more fun to Animal Crossing New Horizons, whether you’re getting a bit bored of the game or looking for design inspiration for your island. It’s basically a virtual version of another user’s island that you can explore. Here’s a few places I definitely recommend you visit. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises so I’m only sharing a few screenshots of each in a slideshow format – there’s still lots more to see if you go yourself.
I’ve always meant to visit the famous IKEA island (run by an individual, though IKEA should be paying them for such great advertising!) but it’s actually good that I waited as it was recently updated with loads of new items from the 2.0 update. Anyone who’s a regular IKEA visitor will be impressed at how well done this is as there are so many details that you’ll recognise. I kept having to pause because I was laughing too hard – the BLÅHAJ shark in the plush area was too perfect.
The store takes up the entire island surrounded by the beach – and car park! – and is laid out exactly as in real life with one clearly-signposted route. The animal villager houses have been incorporated into the store as tiny home examples that really look like catalogue pages, and bigger human resident homes are more showroom areas for lighting, rugs etc. It’s a great way to see all the new items in all their variations, though the sheer volume of stuff makes everything slow to load in so take your time.
Isla Sorna DA-5640-2257-1150
Welcome to Jurassic Park! Fans of the original movie will enjoy visiting this beautiful tropical island that’s in the process of becoming a dinosaur theme park. This makes great use of the museum and fossils, and especially the newer items like vehicles, construction tools, shop fittings, plants and fencing. You can observe the dig sites, buy a themed drink and merch on Main Street and, of course, see some dinosaurs! Possibly a lot closer up than you were hoping…
This is quite a new island and is currently a little confusing to explore but hopefully they’ll add clearer paths and signage next time they update. I would have missed a whole huge area on the second level if I hadn’t checked the map to find the stairs. I also wish the animal villagers and homes were themed too as they’re just currently in a little employee zone with normal interiors. Still a lot of fun though and the use of custom designs and plants/trees is really well done.
ぴーぴっぴ (Pippi) – DA-4996-3658-9319
Pippi is a more normal island but the design is so dreamy and romantic, especially with the golden hour light. A lot of the land has been turned into water so it has the feel of a coastal town with large objects placed in the background to give it extra cool views. It’s really fun to explore and feels really full without being laggy at all.
I loved all the train tracks (and tiny trains!) but there’s also an outdoor school with play park, shrines and bus stops, plus lots of woodland paths. The houses also fit in perfectly and give the impression of a slightly down on its luck town in the back of beyond. If you love more everyday anime stories like Whisper of the Heart, you should check out Pippi.
Neptune – DA-6646-5783-1713
I also updated my own island’s dream address if you want to come and visit! It’s been well over a year since the last time and I think everything has been changed or improved, though there’s still a few empty areas. Check out my Gyroid field, space garden, Sanrio cafe, Japanese mountaintop and more. I’m especially proud of my house – which I would love to live in! – and most of the villagers have custom homes too.
How to use dream addresses
- You’ll need an active Nintendo Switch Online membership. It’s a paid subscription feature, but you can get a 7-day free trial.
- Dress up in a cute or themed outfit as your pockets will be empty and not all islands provide clothes to wear
- Lie down on a bed that’s placed inside your house (not outside and not in a tent)
- Choose the ‘Yeah, I want to sleep…’ option and Luna will appear
- You can now choose to visit a dream and type in the code
- For more ideas, search for dream addresses online or use the random or search by name option. Look up towns with the same name as your island or with your favourite fandom/pop culture/city/character names and see what you can find.
Let us know if you’d like more posts like this – as I have quite a list! – or if there’s any dream addresses you think we should visit, including your own!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.