Located on the Northern end of Japan’s main island is the snowiest city in the world. With an average snowfall of 26 feet, Aomori, Japan gets more snow than any other place on the planet with a population of over 100,000 people.
As you can imagine, clearing some 20 feet of annual snowfall in a densely populated region is no easy matter.
This video from Life Where I’m From does a good job of showing the Herculean task of keeping the roads clear from snow.
Two things I love from this video are 1) the fact they dump most of this snow right into the bay. 2) They build massive snow banks to close off streets in order to create a work zone.
We will be heading to Aomori this winter for a ski safari through the northern region of Honshu. If you care to join us you can sign up here – Indy Pass Japan Ski Tour