Winter 2011 has been pretty warm here in Tokyo, as you’ve probably noticed from our recent street snaps. On Valentine’s Day, though, we finally got a bit of snow. It wasn’t much compared to many places in the world, but we were delighted that it was enough snow to turn the ground and trees white once the sun set. As happy as we were to see the snow, we couldn’t be too happy unless we shared the beautiful views of snowy Tokyo with you. (It was Valentine’s Day, after all).
So, against the advice of the camera gods, we loaded up our photo gear and headed out into the snow storm at around 9pm. We decided to do a quick photo walk from Harajuku Station to Shibuya 109 – via Takeshita Dori, Meiji Dori, and Fire Dori – and then back to Harajuku. It was snowing for our entire walk, but the heaviest snow fell when we reached the Shibuya 109 area. Unfortunately, we aren’t really experts in snow pictures, so our camera’s lens kept getting wet – along with our viewfinder, camera bag, and everything else. Therefore, these may not be the best photos you’ve ever seen here on TokyoFashion.com, but hopefully they’ll give you an idea of how pretty Harajuku and Shibuya look when it snows.
Enjoy the Tokyo snow pictures and let us know what you think. Please remember that these pictures will look much better if you click on them to see them in high resolution!
If you’d like to see even more Tokyo snow pictures, check out some of the outtakes from this photo walk in our official Flickr gallery.
Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day, and thank you for checking out the pics!