Unbelievable Photos Show Tokyo's First November Snow Fall in 54 Years

The city looked like a winter wonderland.

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.

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If you couldn't make it to Japan before the snow melted, check out our favorite photos of this rare phenomenon:

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This was also the first November snow ever that stuck on the ground since records started to be taken in 1875, .

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The unexpected snow wasn't without a downside though. Delayed trains and slick roads snarled the morning commute, .

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While the snow made the morning commute a little harder for some, this corgi seemed to enjoy it in her duck rain jacket.

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On average, Tokyo only gets about four inches of snow per year, which usually takes place in January and February,.

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And while most of the snow melted by the next day, people enjoyed this beautiful — and rare — sight while it lasted.

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