The Lovers' View Involves A Snowstorm
The legendary night view of Hakodate. I've seen many illustrations and read about it for decades. Here, on this fateful night, a snowstorm picked up at full speed. It is a wonder that they would allow the cable car to operate under these conditions, but they did. Even more to my surprise, they did not close off the top viewing platform and many were welcome to embrace the might of the Hokkaido winter, from a vantage point. Visibility was only 50 meters. Standing against the wind for just 2 minutes is enough to turn me into a full fledged snowman.
Hakodateyama (Hakodate Mountain).
Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido, Japan.
- Jon K. Stoutlager