It’s snowing!

Winter has come around again…and it’s time to discuss a popular word in Aomori: snow.
Yup, that’s right, I’m sure as you have heard, Aomori City gets a lot of snow. And when we say a lot, we mean a lot!
With nearly 20 feet of snow annually, most mornings are spent shoveling snow just to get out of your house to the road.

While Aomori City sees quite a bit of snow over the winter months, other areas around the  prefecture including Hachinohe and Misawa see a much colder winter with significantly less precipitation.

I was driving past Sannai-maruyama (a Jomon ruins site) last weekend and noticed a friendly sign of winter.

This HUGE snowman!

Big Yukidaruma in front of the Sannai Maruyama Site in Aomori City

Although Sannai-maruyama may not be the best place to visit this time of year, if you are visiting the nearby Aomori Prefectural Art Museum, I would recommending taking a short walk over to check out this big guy ;)

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