Ahead of the special autumn night viewing of Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, which begins on November 18, 2023, a trial illumination of the temple grounds was held on the night of November 16. From the Okunoin temple, the maples around the main hall, a national treasure known for its ''Kiyomizu Stage,'' could be seen surrounded by soft light as they began to change color.

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