Hokkaido Hit by Cold Weather, Snowfall; Sapporo Sees Lowest Autumn Temperature

The Yomiuri Shimbun
People walk in the snowstorm at Nakayama Pass, straddling Sapporo and Kimobetsu, Hokkaido, on Tuesday morning.

SAPPORO — A cold weather front passing over Hokkaido brought low temperatures, with snowfall in Sapporo.

Sapporo saw its lowest temperature of the autumn, falling to 6.4 C at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. A blizzard hit Nakayama Pass, which straddles the city’s Minami Ward and the town of Kimobetsu. At a rest area along National Highway Route 230, tourists reacted strongly to the freezing cold weather after they got off a bus, rushing into a store.