On January 8, 2024, when the first snow fell in Kyoto City, Kinkakuji Temple, a world heritage site in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, was also covered in snow.

With occasional snow falling, more than 200 tourists, including families and couples, formed a line more than 50 meters long before the gates opened at 9 a.m. A staff member at Kinkakuji Temple guided the visitors, saying things like, ''There's not much snow, but you should still be able to see snow for about 30 minutes.''

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.