Water trickles down Hossawa Falls as large portions remain frozen over from the weekend's subzero temperatures. (The Asahi Shimbun)

A popular waterfall froze over and the mercury dipped into negative territory in Tokyo as subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall continued over large parts of Japan on Jan. 14.

The freezing weather over the weekend led to the lowest temperatures this winter across the Tokyo metropolitan area, with the low on Jan. 13 in the central part of the capital recorded at minus 0.8 degree, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

That was about two degrees lower than a normal year.

The low temperatures led to the freezing of about 60 percent of a waterfall located in Hinohara, a small village in western Tokyo.

Hossawa Falls has been listed among the 100 best falls in Japan, but visitors on Jan. 13 were treated to a different look as the basin of the falls and spray froze over and icicles piled up along various sections where water normally drops about 60 meters.

The lowest temperatures for this winter were also recorded in Yokohama, Saitama and Chiba cities.

Heavy snowfall was expected to continue through the morning of Jan. 14 on the Sea of Japan coastal area.