11 hauntingly beautiful photos of Tokyo in the snow

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For some cities in the world, snowfall isn't really all that big a deal.

For Tokyo, though — particularly in November — it's incredibly rare. On Thursday, the city was visited by its first November snowfall since 1962.

Here are some stunning photos of Japan's capital city in the snow:

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A shrine maiden walks in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
People walk in the snow at the Kenchoji temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
People walk in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. And the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was the first time fallen snow on the ground was observed in November since such records started to be taken in 1875. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A visitor takes a photo in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A visitor takes a photo in the snow at the Hase temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Shrine maidens walk in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Shrine maidens chat in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A visitor closes an umbrella in the snow at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan's capital on Thursday. Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking, but forecasters said there could be an accumulation of up to 2 centimeters (1 inch). The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was in 1962. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Visitors walk in the snow at Hase temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A man walks in the snow in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan's capital on Thursday. Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking, but forecasters said there could be an accumulation of up to 2 centimeters (1 inch). The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was in 1962. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A photographer takes a picture in snowfall in Tokyo on November 24, 2016. Tokyo woke up on November 24 to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets. / AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
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