Illuminated "maple-leaf tunnel" 

A local railway line in Kyoto is being illuminated at night through a "maple-leaf tunnel" to allow passengers to enjoy the glorious autumn colors.

A 250-meter section between Ichihara Station and Ninose Station of Eizan Railway in northern Kyoto has some 280 maple trees on both sides of the tracks, forming a tunnel of brightly colored leaves in autumn.

During the light-up event through Nov. 28, Kifune Shrine and inns along the line are also lit up with lanterns.

The annual event was not held last year due to a landslide that kept part of the line out of service until September this year.

The Kyoto Shimbun

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