Back in Tokyo and Surprise!!

24 02 2014

I arrived back in Tokyo from my trip to France in the evening of Friday, February 7th.  My trip was uneventful on and off the plane on my way home.

Things changed on the following day after it had started to snow during the night.  I had a 10 am gym appointment on the Saturday so went out while the snow was starting to visibly get seriously heavy.  Oh, Tokyo, we were in trouble.

Must have been when I went out in the morning.

Must have been when I went out in the morning.

Later that day when I came home.

Later that day when I came home.

That evening looking out my window.

That evening looking out my window.

The next day.  Plowing time.

The next day. Plowing time.

I cleared the street in front of my building becuz I figured no one else was going to do it as the neighbor across the street I believe went to live in a nursing home.  My second floor neighbor did come out to help but I was already well into it.  You had to put the snow somewhere so it ended up on our premises.

I cleared the street in front of my building becuz I figured no one else was going to do it as the neighbor across the street I believe went to live in a nursing home. My second floor neighbor did come out to help but I was already well into it. You had to put the snow somewhere so it ended up on our premises.

Yes, my street was uncovered.

Yes, my street was uncovered.

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More on my car.

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You would want to start making some use of it all.

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Sunday, February 9th happened to be the Election Day for the new governor of Tokyo so I had to go out despite all this.  Stopped by a nearby Buddhist temple which in the snow is quite pretty.

At the election venue.

At the election venue.

At least I had come home by the time it had started to snow.  Many of my friends who were coming back from Europe landed either on the Saturday or the Sunday and they went through some hell as we have never had this much snow in Tokyo and though it looks quite peaceful in my pix, the transportation system had no way of functioning.  It was bad.  And little did we know that this would be repeated the following weekend…

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25 02 2014
luminously

to be honest I would love to travel to Tokyo one day with similar levels of snowfalls! you get to see the bustling metropolis in a different angle! ^_^

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25 02 2014
Ayako Mathies

That is true and everything looks so pretty in the snow BUT you would not enjoy the experience of having to deal with disrupted transportation services if you have to get to somewhere. Also if you have plans to fly when it’s snowing, no, not nice, especially in Tokyo.

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