January and February is snowing season in nothern part of Japan such as
Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku and Sanin region. In Enoshima and Kamakura area,
we have very little snow only a few times a year, but it is extremely rare
to snow covers the ground.
However in February 2014, we had incredibly heavy snow fall twice in a
week. Here shows there rare scenes at that time.
At Koshigoe Station of Enoden Line, the railroad is nearly covered with
A train departing Koshigoe Station in heavy snow. The road is covered with
A Enoden train slowly going through Koshigoe Shopping Street due to poor
visibility by snowstorm.
A rare sight of the oldest Enoden train Type 300 is partly covered with
A train running under the sunshine usually is running under the heavy snowstorm
For the heavy snow, visibility becomes bad to worse. It is hard to keep
A train runs carefully because of the railroad is unable to see and buried
under the snow.
The spray of snow covers Enoshima Island.
The beach is also covered with more than 20 centimeters snow on the ground
and shows rare sight that turned white.
Buildings in the entrance of the island area is veiled in snow.
A rare sight of snow covered Ryukoji Temple.
Even an old temple with a long history of hundred years, how many times
have it been covered with such heavy snow?
The precincts of Ryukoji Temple becomes like an "Sumie" black-and-white
A small snowman displayed infront of a shop embeded Enoden train.
The famous dressed-up small birds in front of Enoshima Staton are buried
in the snow.
A mailbox is buried in the snow too.
A station staff clears the sidewalk of snow under the snowstorm. Thank
you for the good job!
Train operation is still continued while snow falls more and more increasingly.
To prevent freeze of railway, there is a fire under the railroad to heat
The train runs with full of sunshine normally is about to be buried among
Can you believe it? Here is the place close to Enoshima where known as
warm island through the year.
Several hours later, the train canceled service because of this heavy snow.