Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ice on Lake Yamanako


It's easy to forget about the geography of Japan.


The Kanto plains, stretching out from the Tokyo metropolis, are uniformly flat and relatively warm this time of year.


But a mere 100 kilometers away, at the base of Mt. Fuji, the lakes have frozen over.


Keep this in mind, and pack a jacket.

1 comment:

Al said...

I have seen frozen ponds in Tokyo. I'm not sure why as we've only hit 0 a few times and then only in the middle of the night. Maybe water freezes at higher temps here or something.