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Sukayu Onsen

Sukayu Onsen in Winter
The main onsen building

Sukayu Onsen (酸ヶ湯 Sukayu) is an onsen (hot spring) in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture. It is known for its "Sen-nin-buro" or "1,000-person bath", a large mixed gender public bath.

Climate

Sukayu Onsen is one of the snowiest inhabited places on Earth (possibly the snowiest) with an average yearly snowfall of 17.6 m (58 ft) and a winter season record of 23.7 m (78 ft). It also holds the record of having the highest snow depth ever recorded at a JMA certified weather station of 566 cm (18.57 ft), recorded on February 26, 2013.[1] Despite the extremely high snowfall, Sukayu Onsen is accessible by road all year round.

Climate data for Sukayu Onsen Averages (1981-2010) Records (1977-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
10.6
(51.1)
13.5
(56.3)
21.1
(70)
24.7
(76.5)
27.0
(80.6)
28.9
(84)
30.8
(87.4)
27.2
(81)
22.4
(72.3)
16.4
(61.5)
11.3
(52.3)
30.8
(87.4)
Average high °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−4.7
(23.5)
−0.7
(30.7)
6.6
(43.9)
12.6
(54.7)
17.3
(63.1)
20.6
(69.1)
22.0
(71.6)
17.3
(63.1)
11.0
(51.8)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
8.2
(46.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.6
(18.3)
−7.2
(19)
−3.9
(25)
3.0
(37.4)
8.7
(47.7)
13.4
(56.1)
17.2
(63)
18.5
(65.3)
13.7
(56.7)
7.4
(45.3)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
4.9
(40.8)
Average low °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−10.1
(13.8)
−7.3
(18.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.7
(40.5)
9.6
(49.3)
14.2
(57.6)
15.4
(59.7)
10.3
(50.5)
3.9
(39)
−2.3
(27.9)
−7.5
(18.5)
1.7
(35.1)
Record low °C (°F) −17.8
(0)
−17.3
(0.9)
−14.9
(5.2)
−10.9
(12.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.5
(32.9)
5.0
(41)
7.6
(45.7)
0.0
(32)
−4.8
(23.4)
−13.8
(7.2)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−18.0
(−0.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 125.5
(4.941)
128.6
(5.063)
171.4
(6.748)
197.3
(7.768)
210.0
(8.268)
194.9
(7.673)
197.9
(7.791)
151.4
(5.961)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 459
(180.7)
362
(142.5)
238
(93.7)
113
(44.5)
56
(22)
3
(1.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
15
(5.9)
154
(60.6)
364
(143.3)
1,764
(694.4)
Source: JMA[2]

References

  1. ^ "JMA". JMA. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "JMA". JMA. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 

External links

  • Official website (Japanese)

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