Winter Update Japan 2022
Coldest October day in 88 Years for Tokyo
The mercury has dropped in Nozawa and we are turning on the heaters and stoking up the fire. All of Japan is experiencing a cold front that has seen Tokyo with its coldest day in October in nearly 9 decades. The high in Tokyo was 13 degrees. The last time it was that cold in early October was in 1934. That is 10.5 degrees below the average and more like weather we would expect to see in December!
Could there be some good snow falls in Tokyo this winter? It usually does snow most years but does not always settle. I am just glad to hear we are getting colder than usual conditions as it is usually the other way around with Global warming that the days are getting hotter ever year. Some encouraging news and if we all do our bit lets hope we can reverse the trend for more deep snow winters ahead.
Up top at Yamabiko temps are down to as low as 7 degrees Celsius. This Low pressure system bringing the cold air should hang around for a few days. Some of the higher peaks in Nagano have already seen some decent snow falls. Mt Hotaka, Japan’s 3rd highest peak at 3190m above sea level has seen about 6cm of snow a day ago. Check our stories for footage. Hopefully all good signs for the season ahead. If you have not booked already Japan opens up on Tuesday and we are open for bookings. Jump on yeti site to make an enquiry; https://www.nozawaholidays.com/bookings/
Photo @shiifoncake Arigatou Gozaimasu