|Even taking the fact that Japanese people are not very tall, that wall of snow is pretty high.|
We have had more than two meters of snow fall in Sapporo already, which is more than normal for December. We usually get around six meters per winter, but most of it comes in January and February. It has also stayed fairly cold, so not very much of the snow has melted. This means that there are huge amounts of snow everywhere, for instance between the pedestrian paths and the roads. So you cannot really see if there are any cars on the road and you cannot see bus stops from inside the bus etc.
|In the city center where I live, we do not have so much snow (the snow removal is very aggressive here), but the walls of snow separating cars and pedestrians are still taller than normal people.|