Tokyo woke up to its first snowfall — or "hatsuyuki" — last Thursday morning, a whopping 40 days earlier than average when an unusual cold front hit the city, .
It was the first time snow had fallen in November in central Tokyo since 1962 — which was so long ago that JFK was president and Bob Dylan had just released his first album the last time this happened.
If you couldn't make it to Japan before the snow melted, check out our favorite photos of this rare phenomenon:
This was also the first November snow ever that stuck on the ground since records started to be taken in 1875, .
The unexpected snow wasn't without a downside though. Delayed trains and slick roads snarled the morning commute, .
While the snow made the morning commute a little harder for some, this corgi seemed to enjoy it in her duck rain jacket.
On average, Tokyo only gets about four inches of snow per year, which usually takes place in January and February,.
And while most of the snow melted by the next day, people enjoyed this beautiful — and rare — sight while it lasted.