Kyoto's Nishi Hongwanji temple will see some of its national treasures lit up during night opening hours from April 25, promising some spectacular views of some of Japan's most important historic architecture.

Goeido, or Founder's Hall, plays host to many of the temple's major observance ceremonies.


The four-pillared Karamon gate features a Chinese-style gable, and is famed for its decorative carvings, according to the temple's website.


The Shoin room, also designated as a national treasure, has been lit up to allow visitors to see its gold-colored interior.

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