A Magical Landscape of Illuminated Autumn Leaves and Lanterns in the autumn Kibune
One of the defining characteristics of Kyoto’s autumn season is its foliage. Once autumn comes around, events to admire the autumn leaves start to spring up here and there, and even in the slightly farther afield Kibune, fall foliage events are held. The area around Kibune is full of nature, and right around November, the leaves begin to take on some beautiful colors. In order to show tourists how beautiful the leave are, a light-up event know as “Kibune Momiji Toro” is held in November. Lanterns line the streets of the restaurant and lodging quarter from the entrance of Kibune, known as “Kibune-guchi”, up to Kifune Shrine, beautifully illuminating all of the leaves and wrapping the surrounding area in a gentle glow. Even inside the grounds of Kifune Shrine, the illuminated autumn leaves and red lanterns interweave, giving rise to a spectacular sight that cannot be seen when visiting in the daytime. In addition, there are many other kinds of fall foliage events, such as viewing the lit up autumn leaves from a pitch black train car while riding along the Eizan Railway that connects Demachiyanagi station and Kibune.
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