Autumnal Color Overhead through Night Trains' WindowsEizan Railway Illumination8 November 2014 - Sightseeing/Events
For an enjoyable view of lit-up crimson maple leaves from the train windows, Eizan Electric Railway began operation of the autumnal maple leaf train, running between Demachiyanagi and Kurama stations in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, on November 8. Although most leaves have just started to turn, some are already blazing red. Passengers cheered the sight, exclaiming, "Beautiful."
Every year the train service is tied to the illumination at Kifune Shrine. This year marks the 12th occasion. The roughly 250-meter-long "Momiji (Maple Tree) Tunnel" between Ichihara and Ninose stations on Kurama Line is lit up from dusk to 9:00 p.m.
Tourists groups and parents with children boarded "Kirara," or an observation train with large windows, and the train started off at 5:31 p.m. When the interior lights were turned off, approximately 280 overhanging maple trees impressively emerged from the darkness. The passengers held their cameras in their hands to capture the beautiful sight.
The illumination lasts until November 30.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)