It's a white November in Tokyo for the first time in 54 years


Tokyo residents woke up on Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.

Tokyo snow
(Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan's capital.

Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking in most places, though it did accumulate on pavements and cars in Tokyo's far western suburbs.

Tokyo snow
(Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

Meteorologists forecast up to an inch would fall, and more in the mountains north-west of Tokyo. The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was 1962.

Snow falling on top of autumn leaves made for a bit of a strange picture.

But people were loving it.

Even if it did make the morning commute a little trickier, with minor train delays.

Snow Tokyo
(Norikazu Tateishi/AP)

Not to mention the cold.

It was worth it for how pretty it all was.