Dreamy illuminated tunnel of autumn maple leaves along Eizan Railway
If in Kyoto in autumn, you cannot miss Momiji (maple leaves) viewing. The entire city finds itself awash in deep red and gold at the end of November. A standard way of enjoying Momiji in Kyoto is visiting temples and shrines to view autumn leaves as a backdrop of these historical monuments. On the other hand, there are various ways of seeing autumn leaves that can be experienced in Kyoto. Eizan Railway runs a short railway from Demachiyanagi Station up to the towns of Kibune and Kurama, located north and deep in the heart of Kyoto. The railway has an archway named Momiji Leaf Tunnel, stretching between Ichihara Station and Ninose Station and both sides of the track are covered by maple leaves. During the fall foliage season, Momiji Leaf Tunnel is specially lit up with spotlights and passengers can see mystical maple leaves from train windows. About 280 maple trees on both sides of the track overlapping one another in a dark night provides a magnificent panorama that can only be enjoyed in this event. A number of passengers take a ride to witness this admired illumination during the event month.