Famous for being the snowiest inhabited place in Japan, and why not maybe in the world, with a record of 566 cm snow depth recorded on February 2013, Sukayu 酸ヶ湯 is one one of my favorite places in Aomori Prefecture for many reasons.
One of them is that in collaboration with Toonippo, a local Japanese newspaper, they offer an hourly updated site- 酸ヶ湯・毎正時の気象 where one can check the depth of the snow, temperature, wind speed and direction and precipitation amount at Sukayu.
Today it started to snow for the first time this year in Aomori and after almost a day there are already 33 cm snow piled up there.
As a child, I used to put my nose on the window at the beginning of winter waiting for the snowflakes to cover everything. Nowadays technology helps me to be closer to this cold but wonderful season!