It was predicted to be the largest snowfall to hit Tokyo in the last 20 years! While it started off lightly early Saturday morning by the afternoon it was coming down heavily and soon a thick layer of snow had blanketed the city.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that this was the largest snowfall in Tokyo since 1998. Tokyo Electric Power Company also reported about 13,300 blackouts in Tokyo due to high demand as temperatures dropped. Both Japan Airlines and ANA cancelled domestic and international flights, leaving passengers stranded at the airport.
The best way to deal with the snow is to stay inside, crawl under the kotatsu and watch some GaijinPot videos 😉