VIDEO : Watch: Snow carpets much of Japan amid record low temperatures in some places

Vacationers in Kyoto are snapping wintry scenes at shrines and town’s well-known temples are lined in snow, as a winter storm hits massive swathes of Japan. 

Vacationers in Kyoto are snapping wintry scenes at shrines and town’s well-known temples are lined in snow, as a winter storm hits massive swathes of Japan. 

A lot of the nation has been blanketed by snow in a chilly snap that has killed no less than one individual and disrupted journey.

File lows have been logged in a number of areas, together with one space of southern Kumamoto, the place the mercury hit -9 levels Celsius (16 levels Fahrenheit), the coldest temperature logged there since 1977 when that commentary website started holding monitor.

Prime authorities spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno mentioned one individual had died within the chilly snap, whereas meteorologists warned of blizzards, excessive waves and visitors snarl-ups attributable to icy roads.