14 Incredibly Beautiful Photos of Kyoto in the Snow
A rare storm turned the Japanese city into a winter wonderland.

It only snows in Kyoto a few times a year and it's even rarer for it to stick to the ground. So people in the Japanese city this past weekend were in for a real treat when a cold air mass hit the country, covering the entire region with a blanket of snow.

Here are some of those magical scenes that locals and travelers posted on Instagram and Twitter from Kyoto this weekend.

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Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto's gold-leaf covered temple, looked like something out of a fairytale covered in all that snow.

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The five stories of the Yasaka Pagoda in the city's Higashiyama District were also totally transformed by snowfall.

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The vermillion torii gates of the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and the bright red buildings of the Kiyomizu Temple popped against the bright white snow.

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But must adorably, these felines couldn't get enough of watching the falling snow from the warmth of the cat cafe they call home.

h/t: Bored Panda

From: Harper's Bazaar

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