Sukayu Onsen

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Sukayu Onsen in Winter
The structure

Sukayu Onsen (酸ヶ湯 Sukayu?) is a well-known 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[edit]

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

Climate data for Sukayu Onsen Averages (1981~2010) Records (1977~2012)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
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)
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)
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[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°39′03″N 140°51′01″E / 40.65083°N 140.85028°E / 40.65083; 140.85028