With the surrounding contemporary skyline obscured by the foggy night, the Asakusa neighborhood’s Sensoji Temple looks much like it must have to pilgrims and visitors generations ago.
東京、喧騒を雪が包んで美世界でした pic.twitter.com/kzhMgQfviW— いにゃゆう (@biophychemistry) January 22, 2018
Elsewhere, Kanda Shrine’s orange paint provided a dazzling contrast with the white snow, as did the neon signage of the bustling Shibuya and Shinjuku skyscrapers.
雪、降りしきる、東京タワー。 pic.twitter.com/COKheQ62mm— 菅家 優介@チーム房総 (@ysk_photo) January 22, 2018
While it may have lost its status as Tokyo’s tallest structure to the Tokyo Skytree, 332.9-meter (1,092-foot) Tokyo Tower remains a beacon that’s visible from many parts of the city, and its glow tinged the icy mist.
A few years ago, Tokyo Station was renovated, winding back the clock on its appearance to more closely match its original, 1914 design. Much like with Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, the snow heightened the retro atmosphere.