After the sweltering summer months in Japan, everyone is eager to welcome the cooler autumn weather. Fall and winter in Japan can get really cold and dry, with most of the country experiencing snowfall, and Tokyo seeing temperatures drop down to 30-40°F (-1-4°C). With the drop in temperature, there comes many changes. For example, koromogae, the changing of clothes with the seasons, happens at the beginning of October. For students in Japan, this means swapping out their summer uniform for their winter one. At home, this means family members are digging out their winter wardrobe from storage, and sometimes even switching out furniture! A lot happens when the seasons change in Japan, and that includes food. As the weather cools down where you are too, find comfort in some of these traditional fall and winter Japanese foods and savory snacks.