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Kyoto's Gold Pavillion Glitters in the Snow

Photography Snow Kyoto Kansai

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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