Some news sources report that this years snowfall in Tokyo has been the heaviest in 7 years - some report that its been the heaviest ever.
We've been living here in Tokyo for about 15 years now and have never seen so much snow in the metropolis.
Tokyo is known as a Heat Island which is one of the reasons why the snow hardly settles around here - but this year was very different and just happened to strike at a critical time for us - The Wonder Festival 2014 Winter where we were for the first time ever going to have our own industry booth. Will talk about Wonfes later but today we take a look at photos taken during and after the 2 days of heavy snow over the past couple of weeks.
Regardless of the material, sleeves or chains put over tyres to prevent them skidding are called "chains" チェーン] in Japanese.
Our Dualis is only 2 wheel drive as we figured that it wasnt worth paying the extra for 4WD for cruising the streets of Tokyo.
We stopped off at Autobacs to get some chains for our tyres but everybody was thinking the same thing and there wasn't any left in stock.