I wash I could show pictures of houses cuddled under a thick blanket of snow but the truth is that Tokyo seldom if ever gets a layer thick enough to hold overnight. Which is probably just as well because this megalopolis is not designed to handle snow.
Though snow-lovers might miss the beauty of the white tufts in the streets and on the rooftops, there are many other things to enjoy. The camellia blossoms are showing their flirtatious blossoms all around the city and the cyclamen at the house entrances and in the windows of the shops are another treat for the eyes. The northern winds have spared us so far this winter and walking in the sunshine under the high skies is a treat which I could not enjoy in my home country. As much as I miss home, I love Tokyo in winter.
Winter Tokyo, in day light, offers a pallet of colors and the back streets in particular boost that special atmosphere which makes people love walking in the quite, away from the crowds.
…and the expectation of sping and the glorious time of cherry blossoms is already everywhere – below is some pretty decoration of a backstreet shop window.
I wish you a warm and sunny day!