28th January 2023 – (Kobe City) Heavy snow caused havoc in many parts of Japan on Wednesday, snarling traffic, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, disrupting train travel and resulting in at least one death. Meanwhile, some netizens shared a surreal picture of a McDonald’s fast food restaurant operating as usual during the snowstorm. The netizen, aybena described it as “saviour” during the severe snow storm because of the warm yellow light shining from the restaurant.
Only the warm yellow light of this McDonald’s restaurant shines on the surrounding snow in the picture, and the interior is bright. A customer was spotted walking out of the restaurant. This surreal photo attracted more than 218,000 likes and 27,000 retweets. Some netizens said that this McDonald’s restaurant is located at Seishin-chuo in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Because there are few buildings around the restaurant and heavy snow fell in the open area, it was possible to take such a beautiful picture.
Affected by the strong cold current, the weather in many places in Japan continued to be cold on the 27th. Among them, some areas in Hokkaido once recorded a low temperature of minus 29.4 degrees Celsius. Earlier, Okinawa Prefecture at the southern tip of Japan experienced a low temperature of 5 degrees Celsius on the 25th.