Nabana No Sato: Almost as lovely as a fall walk in the forest? This annual light festival in Japan's Mie prefecture features more than 8 million LED lights. Among the highlights is a tunnel of lights designed to look like fall leaves.
The main event: The theme of this year's Nabana No Sato is "beauty of mother nature." The main light show, pictured, features scenes from natural landscapes around the world, including Monument Valley in the United States.
Japanese rice terraces: Remarkably, the images are made up entirely of lights -- no projections are used to create these scenes.
Plitvice Lakes National Park: Among the five scenes displayed is Croatia's beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Tunnel of lights: The tunnel's lights change color, swapping between hues of green, red and orange.
What's not to like?: "We try to show the beauty of autumn 'momiji' leaves," says Yasuyo Otani, Nagashima Resort spokeswoman. "It shows traditional Japanese beauty and it's hard to find anyone who dislikes momiji in Japan."
Rising interest: The festival is expected to receive 2 million visitors this year, say organizers. Though most are Japanese, the numbers of foreigners continues to increase every year.
Nabana No Sato: It takes four months and thousands of workers to set up the entire light display. They begin with building foundations followed by the actual structure that holds the light bulbs.
Bigger than ever: "The main area [pictured] is the biggest we've ever done," says Otani. Thirty meters in height and 155 meters wide, it takes up an area of 26,400 square meters.