More Tokyo Snow

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That cute little surprise snow has turned into an actual snowstorm. 

We’ve got around 15cm so far where I live, and they closed Kagurazaka-dori to traffic this afternoon.  I haven’t checked, but I think it’s pretty rare for Tokyo to get this much snow – I consider myself very lucky to have gotten to see it.  I expect it to all be gone by the morning, but the forecast never said we’d get it in the first place.

It’s a national holiday here (Coming of Age Day) so it really couldn’t have come at a better time in terms of minimizing disruption.  I took a walk through town, stopped for some hot tea and snapped some photos of Akagi Jinja and Bishamon-ten (which half the town seemed to be doing) – the kids are enjoying themselves, there are snowmen on the stoops and only the drivers and shopkeepers look really miserable.

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  1. A

    The second picture is rather nice looking. Don't see that very often in Tokyo I suppose.

    Other than that tho … sorry, not a huge fan of snow.

  2. H

    Hope you're enjoying the snow! I absolutely love snow events, even if it turns everyone else into a complete moron on the roads. And living in the mid-Atlantic region of the US, we get snow a few times a year, sometimes big amounts, usually not so big. But sounds like you should be having fun.

  3. A

    Did you go out and check out the people celebrating the Coming of Age Day? We saw it anime, but wonder how it is like in real life…


  4. M

    I've never seen snow pictures of Tokyo before.
    It's so beautiful! and I love snow! I hope your enjoying it!

  5. Trust me, I am, thanks. It even stuck around today, and likely will for a couple more days.

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