Maple Trees Shine At Night In Kyoto's Eikando Temple

Maple trees shine at night in Kyoto's Eikando templeThousands of maple trees at Eikando Zenrinji temple, famed for their autumn color, glowed against the night sky during a test illumination Nov. 6.
Officials said 559 light fixtures were set up in the grounds of the temple in the city’s Sakyo Ward to light up the 3,000 or so maple trees, which have begun to turn red.

They said 90 percent of the illumination this year will be provided by light emitting diodes, reducing power consumption by about 10 percent over last year.

The maple leaves will look their best in late November.

The temple will be open for nighttime visits between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. from Nov. 8 to Dec. 5. Admission is 600 yen ($6).
VIDEO Maple trees shine at night in Kyoto's Eikando temple