Four of the deaths were reported in the Niigata Prefecture; 148 people were injured there, NHK said on Tuesday. In Fukui Prefecture, 64 people were injured.
In Toyama Prefecture, where a record snowfall of over 100 centimeters was reported for the first time in 35 years, two people died while another 91 were injured.
One person died and 38 were wounded in Ishikawa Prefecture and another two people were injured in Gifu.
Northern and western regions of Japan were hit by heavy snowfall last week. Major traffic disruptions were reported in various regions and multiple flights were cancelled. Supply routes and train services have also been affected.
One for the trainspotters.— Maido 毎度 🇯🇵🏴 (@bdjoetsu) January 11, 2021
A snow-ploughing, snow-blowing, snow-digging train. pic.twitter.com/EmwsH2ZQn0
🇯🇵❄️The #snowfall in many parts of #Japan has set a record in the past few days. Heavy snow has severely blocked traffic, and more than 1,000 vehicles have been unable to move.— CCTV Asia Pacific (@CCTVAsiaPacific) January 11, 2021
🇯🇵❄️ 连日来，#日本 多地降雪量创下纪录，大雪造成各地交通严重受阻，逾千辆车在 #大雪 中动弹不得。
Most of the injuries reported amid the record snowfall occurred due to falls, while reported deaths predominantly happened as people tried to clear rooftops of snow. Over this winter, Japan’s central and northern regions have seen record snowfall, several times above the norm.