Tokyo Snow Pictures Valentine’s Day 2011

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, 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!


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    Bick KOOL (February 16, 2011)

    nice n very cool pic. it was really nice n romantic day yesterday i was totally outside too n ya i have even taken some cool pics. keep it up!!!

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    monse (February 16, 2011)

    wow! wish i could be there.. :)
    nice pics

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    Asuka (February 16, 2011)

    really beautiful and so fitting for valentines day =)

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    Rachel Godfroy (February 16, 2011)

    Beautiful!! Snow makes everything look so peaceful!

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    goukaseishi (February 16, 2011)

    Wow, Harajuku & Shibuya looks even more beautiful with snow

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    Jaffar (February 16, 2011)

    Japan looks so good covered in snow

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    emika (February 16, 2011)

    im Japanese.
    i live in Tokyo.
    This snow made me suprised!

    there might be some mistakes in grammar.
    feel free to tell them to me.

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    Antonio (February 16, 2011)

    ¡Tokio under snow is adorable!

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    Unagi (February 16, 2011)

    Really beautiful pictures! Congratulations :)
    I love the pictures with people from back walking with umbrellas (like the G7865 and G7713)

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    Ashurii (February 16, 2011)

    I love all of the photos! They’re good shots even if they’re snow shots ^_^

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    Fumiko (February 16, 2011)

    just love snowing in the lovely city, walking around with transparent umbrella, lamp post with warming’s just magnificent scenery at all.. ^^

    take a look Lantern-inspired fashion

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    Daniel (February 17, 2011)

    Those images are amazing! It must be so awesome to have snow like that. Love it.

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    Liz (March 6, 2011)

    I like how they all use umbrellas when it snows. …Why don’t we do that in N. America? Makes sense actually.

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    hajime (March 24, 2011)

    Trop beau! J’adore! La neige à Tokyo est tout simplement sublime!

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    ryganw (October 19, 2011)

    hey.. coming this 2012 feb i with my partner will in tokyo, i hope the snow fall is more beutiful then this photo..

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