This Is the Real Situation of Life in Winter in Hida Region, Japan

02/18/2018RURAL JAPAN

It’s February and Japan is in end of winter nationwide.

The spring will come soon but Japan has lots of snow most in February.

It snows much in my place, Hida region, which is known as a heavy snow area in Japan.

You will get to know how hard it is on this post.

Lowest temperature is -12 degrees or less

If you live in Southeast Asia or South America, you don’t believe it do you? However, it’s real.

Not every day and it depends but I actually checked the thermometer showed “-12℃”.

I spent most of my life in Tokyo, so you know it’s hard for me to live here, still keep trying.

Snow doesn’t melt

This is the picture taken at the neighborhood.

As you can see, snow doesn’t melt.

It is not only because it is cold but the sunlight is bad.

I feel cold just by watching snow.

It doesn’t melt even inside of house

This is a photo of my entrance taken in the morning.

Still inside, snow doesn’t melt because it’s too cold.

To make matters worse, the snow remaining in the bottom of shoes freezes and sticks on the ground.

Everything is frozen

It’s the faucet in my bathroom.

The one at washroom.

This is a picture of toilet tank.

It’s so tough… I can handle even if water stops for a day, but it stops in a few days.

Literally, I cannot take a bath and wash my face.

This is the hardest part of winter life in Hida region, which is the one of coldest areas in Jaoan.

Summary

How was it? I’ve showed real situation of life in Hida region.

Everyday it’s below the freezing point and everything is frozen and drive on the snowy road.

It’s not easy to live in cold region but actually it’s not so tough, it’s rather fun for me.

Why not experience the real by yourself? Visit and stay at Hida!