Today was our first snow of the year. In Fujisawa, it snowed, but it didn’t stick around at all. However, when I got to work, I was surprised that the snow was staying around in Yokohama. In fact, it stayed all day!
Snowy rooftops from my classroom window.
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How often does it snow?
Usually only 2 or 3 days a year. I’ve been through one winter with no snow, though.
It hardly ever snows around here but it gets cold as hell….it might as well just snow🙂
It has been damn cold here! The poor insulation in buildings in Japan don’t help keep me warm, either.
We do get snow every winter, but not much and usually it doesn’t stay for more than 1 day. We have more snow and generally colder weather than the Tokyo area, though.
I do enjoy it as I come from a place with -20°C and TONS of snow.
One reason why I decided to stay AWAY from Hokkaido *g* (as for living there, not traveling!)
I’m also from a cold climate. In my hometown, it’s been around -40°C recently! I’m not a winter person. I don’t like the cold at all, even though I grew up in a cold winter climate.
I think I’ve never experienced -40°C. Uhh (x___X”)
I’m not a winter person either. When I still lived back home, winter was the season I hated the most, summer being my favorite season.
That was before I experienced Japanese summer, though ….. I’m just as weak to summer humidity, I guess ^-^;;
I can only really enjoy spring and autumn!
I actually don’t mind Japan’s summers🙂 Spring is nice for weather, but I have hay fever. Autumn just reminds me that it’s getting cold soon.
I envy you! Not because of the hay fever, of course! *g*
I even escaped to the top of Mt. Fuji in the hottest summer ever (2010), but it didn’t help! ^-^;;
You just worked up a sweat climbing Mt Fuji?🙂 I’ve also been to the top, but it was quite cold up there, although it was still quite hot at 5th stage. I ended up getting a pretty bad sunburn. That was quite uncomfortable in the summer heat.
So I suppose you had nice weather when climbing Mt. Fuji?
I climbed it during a typhoon. All the people coming down to 5th station were dirty, soaked and told us it’s impossible to climb to the top, but we did it and on our way back the next day we actually got to see the sun a little bit🙂
Great weather. I climbed overnight, from 10pm until 4:30am when I reached the peak. It was clear the entire time. I could see the Milky Way very clearly. Absolutely beautiful. Climbing down was also sunny until we got down between 5th and 6th stage, where it became cloudy. Perfect conditions🙂
Wow, I guess you were super lucky then!
I’m really tempted to try it again, but only a fool climbs Mt. Fuji twice, right? ;P
I want to try again, but take more pictures this time. I wish I’d taken more when I climbed it. I’m no fool, I just like hiking🙂
I guess it doesn’t snow a lot around Yokohama. We get quite a bit in my area of Gifu and a few times every year I got to dig my car out of the snow in order to go anywhere😦
I can imagine it snows a lot in the centre of Honshu. It’s like the coastal mountains in Canada. Metres of snow, not just centimetres.
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It was my first time seeing snow in Yokohama. I saw it quite a bit in Okayama.
Thanks. It snows about 2 or 3 days in winter here. We’ve already had a couple days with snow so far this winter. Maybe not much more, but we still have all of February to go through.
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