We have had two snowy weekends in a row, heaviest snowfalls I've ever seen in Tokyo. When it first started to snow last weekend I was remembering how it used to snow so much in my childhood days in Tokyo but it's gotten quite rare to get such heavy snowfalls for many years. But then these two snow storms brought so much more snowfalls than what I can ever remember!

When it snows it's so pretty and exciting, I love how it gets all white and really quiet it's magical. We have to shovel snow and it's quite a hard work but even that can be fun, well but not so much for the second time in one season.

We are very lucky in Tokyo that we only get one or two days like this in one winter so that all or most of it can be just fun and excitement for many of us, but this time it has gotten quite serious in the Yamanashi prefecture and it is a huge worry. With this weekend's heavy snow over 1 metre trains are stopped and roads are blocked leaving many towns and villages isolated throughout Yamanashi. Some people are even locked inside their houses because snow is covering all the windows and doors and they can't get out. So many people are locked in their vehicles for almost 2 days now. How scary could that be....

I hope things will be sorted out as soon as possible and that the damages will be kept at minimum. Sending love and thoughts to people in Yamanashi and other areas that is affected with the unexpected snow storm.


  1. Hello Hiki. Thank you for sharing your photos of the city and the SNOW. Beautiful snow! I'm from a place where snow is not to be found... since well, I live near the beach, not a really snowy climate. I miss the snow so much! I hope everyone is OK with all the white over there. I hope is nothing too dangerous.

    Have a good weekend! :)

    1. Hi Viviana,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. The cold snowy weather is gone now in Tokyo and things are getting more settled in the other areas finally!
      Hope you are having a good week :)

  2. Hi Hiki, isn't that Australian wattle in the snow in that beautiful winter pic? I almost wish we had soft, cold snow rather than the summer heat waves we're having here!

    1. Hi Elizabeth, yes it is Australian wattle we call it mimosa. I have them in front of my shop building and it is so pretty when the flowers are out, the trees are much smaller than the ones I saw in Australia. I hope the heat wave will be gone soon and that you are keeping cool!


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