First Snow in Kyoto

We went from fall colors just a few days ago to bleak gray today, and Kyoto's first snow.
(Well, at least the first snow that I've noticed.)

Kyoto's first snow of the season,
as seen from my livingroom window

When I woke up it was a bit above freezing (which is about as cold as it ever gets during the winter) with a steady rain. There were, however, cars on the street with a few inches of snow on them, probably having come from northern Kyoto where it snows much more. Then lo and behold, huge chunks of snowflake the size of Frosted Mini Wheats started crashing down. When they hit my jacket, they sounded like big snowballs.

Here's a snapshot from the webcam at Kinkakuji, the “Golden Pavilion”, from a few minutes ago:


Snow at Kinkakuji, Kyoto Japan, via webcam

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It’s been snowing all over Japan this week I guess.

— comment by Claytonain on December 7th, 2005 at 10:46pm JST (18 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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