Tokyo isn’t what one thinks of as a snowy place. They get some snow, but not a lot, and when they do, it’s usually just a sprinkling or a light dusting. The gorgeous capital city of Japan actually hasn’t had a heavy snow warning in nearly four years—February 2014 being the last time it happened. Until this week, that is. On Monday, forecasters predicted that the city would get covered in about 10 centimeters of snow, which is to say four inches.
Tokyo didn’t get 10 centimeters. Between Monday morning and early Tuesday, some areas got as much as 23 centimeters, which is nine inches. While that certainly created chaos and catastrophe for commuters and travelers, never mind all that. Feast your eyes on what the stunning landmarks of Tokyo look like when they’re covered in snowy dust. The breathtaking photos have to be seen to be believed.
— 日本 (@AestheticsJapan) January 22, 2018
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) January 22, 2018
Magically snowy scenes in Disneyland Tokyo. The city was blanketed with 5"-7" of snow, the most they have seen in four years! pic.twitter.com/j5Vkq0Nxxm
— ABC News Weather (@ABCNewsWX) January 22, 2018
A heavy snowfall warning has been issued in Tokyo for the first time in four years. These photos were taken when the snow began to lie on a small park adjacent to my house. pic.twitter.com/RyfoqOZ2J9
— Tokyonobo (@Tokyonobo) January 22, 2018
— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) January 22, 2018
— 雷太 (@lighter235) January 22, 2018