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Kyoto's Gold Pavillion Glitters in the Snow

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Heavy snowfall can be dangerous, as one Japanese weather researcher likened snowfall to sumo wrestlers on your roof. And the snowstorm over the weekend of January 14-15, 2017 was strong enough to cancel flights, delay trains and hamper the country’s university entrance exams, which were also going on. But some adventurous souls, who were armed with a warm coat and a camera, were rewarded with spectacular views of some of Kyoto’s most iconic spots like Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavillion) and Fushimi Inari-taisha.

Spoon & Tamago has even more pictures, including the incredibly resilient bamboo of Arashiyama. Head there via the link below and see what the inside of a resting snow globe must look like.

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