Lonely Planet Writer

Fatalities and flight chaos as heavy snow hits Japan

Japanese bullet trains cancelled due to heavy snow.
Japanese bullet trains cancelled due to heavy snow. Image by Gavin Anderson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Some international routes are among the 100 flights cancelled in Japan due to heavy snowfalls, with schedules for the network of bullet trains also reportedly affected. More than two metres of snow has fallen in some parts of the country, and five people have died in snow-related incidents. More snow and strong winds have been forecast. Read more: abc.net.au