Aqua satellite image of northwestern Honshu Island covered in snow on February 26, 2018. Image; NASA.

Japan’s Snow Country

Marques Hayes

Snow Country is the name of a region in northwestern Japan.

Landsat 8 satellite image of Mount Fiji on January 1, 2021. Source: NASA.

Mount Fuji’s Snow is at a 20-Year Low

Caitlin Dempsey

Satellite data that has tracked snow cover on Mount Fuji shows that the 2020 snow levels are the lowest since 2000.

Interesting Geography Trivia About Japan

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some interesting geography facts about Japan.

Dark green lines form the forested windbreaks in Hokkaido, Japan. Image: NASA.

A View of Hokkaido’s Lattice Windbreaks From Space

Caitlin Dempsey

The landscape of the Konsen Plateau viewed from above looks like a lattice with crisscrossing lines of narrow strips of forest.

Lowest Natural Point in Japan

Caitlin Dempsey

At 4 m (13 ft), Lake Hachirō  in Akita Prefecture in northern Japan is the lowest natural point in Japan.

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