The caption on the traffic sign says "Silver road". Written in Japanese it should be "Gin no michi", but there is written "shirubaa roodo". Yes, it comes from English. Because it does not mean "road made from silver", but the road where old people often walk. And why silver? Because Japanese call gray hair "silver". (The bottom sign explain it in "real" Japanese)
There are a lot of places in Japan where you can ski. One of them is on the mountain Ontake in Central Alps. It`s called Ciao and we usually go there from Okazaki by train for one day trip. It cost about 10000 Yen and it includes transport, lift and ski rental. This year was really cold there, about -12 degrees Celsius.
This is somewhere in Tokyo or near Tokyo, I think. You probably heard about it. "Women only" wagoons to protect them from some man's hands during the traffic jam.
By the way, you can notice that this image is blurred on the right side. I have to send the lens (Sigma 18-200mm) to repair.