I'm used to the weather coming up in every day conversations, and at the most random time and place...but recently, one topic struck me as really intriguing! Let's be real here...I'm a big Disney fan... and as I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed today, I see a photo posted from Tokyo Disneyland of the castle covered in a blanket of snow! Check out the photo on the left (top).
It struck me mostly because when I think of Disney, I think Florida...I think warm... surely Tokyo Disneyland couldn't be in a place that regularly gets snow! It would impact the rides and tourism, right?? Well, sure enough, this was a rarity!
I did a little digging through the web to find that the 3-4" snowfall in Tokyo on Monday, January 14th, was the amount the city typically receives in an entire season! It also turns out it's the first snow of this season for the city.
According to weather.com, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) of snow in central Tokyo. The Pacific Coast city, whose climate resembles that of the southeastern U.S., averages about four inches of snow per year.
So, as you can imagine, there were high impacts. Several injuries and accidents, in fact.
All that aside, I found the photos absolutely stunning. Check them out (left side, click to enlarge). The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th photo are NOT from Disneyland, friends, these are the beautiful streets of Tokyo. Apparently, there was a special event going on where the girls had to be dressed up in their beautiful Kimonos.