You must have been amazed by the beauty around you while traveling in trains. These rides are usually great because of the scenery the passengers get to see. A clip circulating the internet shows a breathtaking view of the “Maple Tunnel” from an Eizan Electric Railway train on the Kurama Line, near Kyoto, Japan.
This is amazing!
In order for the riders to better see the autumn leaves, the driver of this Eizan Electric Railway train on the Kurama Line turns off the lights so that passengers can better see this “Maple Tunnel” outside #Kyoto.
— Taras Grescoe 🚇 (@grescoe) September 13, 2022
Shared by a user named Taras Grescoe on Twitter on Tuesday, the video starts with an inside view of a train, but the driver turns off the lights just before the train enters the tunnel. The stunning colors of maples appear in the frame for just a few seconds. The view from the darker interior of the train to the exterior beauty of beautiful maple trees seems truly breathtaking.
The clip was originally posted to Twitter in November 2021 by a user named Minato Fumituki, but is now going viral.
“This is breathtaking. In order to better allow riders to see the autumn leaves, the driver of this Eizan Electric Railway train on the Kurama Line turns off the lights so that passengers can better see this “Maple Tunnel” outside of Kyoto. Another reason to love Japanese railway culture,” the caption reads.
Since the video was shared, it has racked up over 8.6 lakh views and over 35,000 likes. More than 6,000 users have retweeted this post. The clip stunned Twitter users, who flooded the post’s comment area with lovely comments.
“How wonderful! Great appreciation for beauty and nature! It’s such a nice integration of appreciating your environment,” wrote one user.
Another said: “You get on a train and start reading a book. A time goes by and you notice that the lights are out. If you look up from your book, you see a beautiful view of the sweet oranges and yellows of the maples.”
“I inadvertently had this with the sunset when I visited Kushiro. Something about that area means it gets really nice sunsets and I happened to be on the train during one. It was amazing,” wrote a third user describing her experience.
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