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.