Dealing With This Weather is Still Waaaaaay Better Than What Others are Used to Seeing
I've always felt life is about perspective. Are you going to look at the great thing(s) you have, or are you going to think about all the things you don't have? I'm a glass-half-full kinda guy, and you may be as well after you see this weather.
You may have seen some pictures floating around, but this is absolutely insane.
I'm not claustrophobic, but I wouldn't be able to enjoy a bus trip through this pass without the thought of a hundred feet of snow falling on top of me.
This is just everyday life in this part of Japan, according to this BBC segment.