Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway : Facts


Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway

Story: 

Picture supposedly taken in Canada shows an amazing roadway at the bottom of a deep snow canyon.

Other Versions

Meanwhile in Canada.

Analysis:

This picture showing an amazing roadway at the bottom of a deep snow canyon has been circulating online since many years, often attributed to various places like Canada and Russia. The picture is real, but not from Canada or Russia; it is from Japan.

Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan
Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway in Japan

Many online viewers who saw the picture thought it could be photoshopped, as roadways in between such huge snow canyons are generally not possible. Few people who felt the image real thought the picture was mirrored, as the vehicles are seen driving on the left side of the road. The picture of roadway is genuine, it is known as Yuki-no-Otani Snow Canyon, often referred to as “Tateyama Alpine Route,” and is located in Japan’s Toyama prefecture. Unlike Canada, the vehicles in Japan are driven on the left side of the road. The roadway connects to Hakuba, a major ski resort, and the picture was originally taken by Flickr.com user Mihai, who travelled to the place in Japan in 2007. According to the user, the walls of snow sometimes reach 9 meters.

According to Japology.com, this Japan’s mountain of snow stands 300 meters above sea level and the snow level reaches up to 20 meters between November to April. The snow canyon has become a tourist attraction in Japan, and the local tourism bureau features it as one of the major attractions for visiting tourists. You can view few other pictures from the area in this article. The video above shows a drive through the great snow canyon in Tateyama, and for those wondering how these roadways are maintained deep inside the snow canyons, the video below shows how cranes are used to blow out the snow and clear the roadway.

Hoax or Fact:

Fact with some misinformation.

References:

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route


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Picture of Snow Canyon Roadway : Facts