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Top 12 Tree Tunnels You Have To Walk Through

There are few things in life that can match the sheer beauty and spectacle of nature and there is nothing more naturally stunning than a tree tunnel. Mother Nature’s canopies can come in all shapes and sizes and provide a beautiful walkway to take a lazy afternoon stroll down.

Tree Tunnels You Have To Walk Through

Tree Tunnels You Have To Walk Through

There’s something really romantic and comforting about streets and paths lined with trees, especially when their branches grow to the point where they arch over the road itself and meet in the middle to form a natural tunnel. Whether planted deliberately with a hope that the trees grow eventually into a tunnel or trees that have taken off at will to form an incredible tunnel is impossible to argue that the beauty of tree tunnels is nothing short of spectacular. You won’t want to miss out on seeing this magical tunnel of trees during the fall. Enjoy the 12 Tree Tunnels You Have To Walk Through.

The following pictures show nature at its most glorious and are guaranteed to take your breath away.

#1. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa

Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
Johannesburg is home to the world's largest man-made forest. There are at least 49 species of Jacaranda, most of them native to South America (particularly in Uruguay, Brazil, Peru & Argentina), and the Caribbean basin. The tropical trees were imported to South Africa more than one hundred years ago. October is the month when the flowers of thousands of Jacaranda trees are in full blossom. This spectacular tree tunnel is located either in Johannesburg or Pretoria, the Jacaranda City where 70,000
Every November in the city of Pretoria there is a stunning transformation, as hundreds of jacaranda trees that line the city’s roads come into bloom and provide a purple paradise for local residents. Pretoria is often called “Jacaranda City”, thanks to the miles upon miles of jacaranda trees that line its roads, parks and avenues. The brilliant purple flowers of the tree are a sight to behold, especially in early November (peak summer in the southern hemisphere) when the flowers are in full bloom.
There are jacaranda lined avenues all over the city, though the prettiest is arguably along Old Church Street on the corner of Eastwood and Stanza Bopape. Here, the trees are so close together that the create a tunnel-like canopy of purple flowers.

#2.Sakura Tunnel, Ogawara, Miyagi, Japan

Sakura Tunnel, Ogawara, Miyagi, Japan
Sakura Tunnel, Miyagi, Japan
In Japan is an amazing tunnel of cherry blossom trees or sakura. They create a magnificent tunnel of pink, the colors seeming to radiate off the light and onto everything in the tunnel. It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.
Sakura is Japanese for ‘cherry blossom’. Sakura viewing is a tradition in Japan. Besides being extremely pretty, the pink-white flowers of the cherry blossom trees often used as a symbol of the transient nature of life in Japanese poetry and philosophy.
There are many, many places for sakura viewing in Japan, from major cities like Osaka to the countryside. One great place for sakura-viewing is the town of Ogawara in Miyagi prefecture. The sakura flowers fold over a small half-mile long path, creating a tunnel-like effect. Unlike Osaka or Tokyo, there is very little thoroughfare through this tunnel, making it the perfect place for sakura-viewing and reflecting on the beauty and transience of life.

#3.The Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine

The Tunnel of Love, Klevan
The Tunnel of Love, Klevan
Klevan is a tiny town in western Ukraine that supports a population of some 8,000 odd people. An old town with a history dating back to the 15th century, it is home to the ruins of the Klevan Castle, one of the oldest castles in western Ukraine.
Near the outskirts of the town is a private rail track used to ferry wood to a local factory. The green outgrowth around the train track folds over during full bloom, creating the illusion of a tunnel.
Local legend has it that any wish of the amorous kind made while walking through the tunnel comes true. Hence the name, “Tunnel of Love”.

#4.Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, Kitakyushu, Japan

Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, Kitakyushu, Japan
Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan

The Kawachi Fuji Garden is a private garden in the city of Kitakyushu (population: 987,000), some 6 hours from Tokyo.The Kawachi Fuji Garden, which is home to around 150 Wisteria flowering plants.
While the garden is beautiful by itself, it’s best known for its tunnel of wisteria flowers. When the flowers are in full bloom around April and May, the experience of walking through the tunnel is not unlike walking through a fairy tale.

#5.Central Park in New York City, USA

Central Park in New York City, USA
Central Park in New York City, USA

If you’re worried that you you’ve missed out on our leaf peeping and haven’t yet been able to take advantage of some of the adventures on your bucket list, then don’t worry! There’s one unforgettable walk that every one of our residents should take at least once and it has yet to hit its peak foliage.
Known as “The Mall” in Central Park, this beautiful walkway is perfect for an afternoon stroll, any season of the year. It runs from 66th to 72nd street and leads to the Bethesda Terrace. Bring a blanket and a good book!.

#6.Gingko Tree Tunnel, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan

Gingko Tree Tunnel, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan
Gingko Tree Tunnel, Japan
Despite it’s reputation as a city of tiny apartments and crowded public spaces, Tokyo is a surprisingly green city. There are parks, open public areas and botanical gardens all over Tokyo.
Ginkgo Tree Tunnel is covered with Ginkgo Biloba trees. It is a highly revered tree of Japanese culture because this tree is known to survive long years. If you visit Japan, you will spot more than 65,000 Ginkgo trees growing on the streets, gardens or parks.
This tunnel can be found in the Meiji-Jingu Gaien park located some 1 mile east of the Meiji-Jingu shrine, named after the Meiji Emperor who passed away in 1912. Beautiful in any season, the tunnel comes into its full glory in autumn when the gingko tree leaves turn a hue of deep yellow and feel almost magical.

#7.Cypress Tunnel, Point Reyes, California

Cypress Tunnel, Point Reyes, California
Cypress Tunnel, California
The Point Reyes seashore is the site of the historic Marconi wireless station – one of the earliest radio stations in the world and the only commercial Morse code stations still operational in the US.
The rugged coast of Point Reyes is also home to a remarkable tunnel of cypress trees that date back to hundreds of years.
Two rows of towering Monterey Cypress trees form a long dark corridor or "tunnel" along a road off Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Point Reyes National Seashore. The building at the end of the drive dates from 1929, an RCA-Marconi Wireless Station shut down in 1997; it was later revived as a museum and occasional operating Morse Code station.

#8.The Dark Hedges, Bregagh Road, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges, Bregagh Road, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
One of Ireland’s most photographed natural phenomena, the “Dark Hedges” is an avenue of beech trees planted along a narrow country road. The trees block out much of the sunlight in certain parts, creating a haunting, tunnel-like illusion.
On a quiet road in County Antrim, Northern Ireland there is a spot known as ‘Dark Hedges’ due to the avenue of beech trees that line the roadside and block out the sunlight. The natural tunnel is famous for its beauty and can provide a stunning photo opportunity in late afternoon, as the setting sun glistens through the trees.

#9.Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, Brazil
Often called the “most beautiful street in the wordl”, Rua Goncalo de Carvalho is a narrow street in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. The half-kilometer long stretch of road is covered in a dense thicket of trees, such that it looks like a forest sprouting in the middle of the city when viewed from afar. The street itself is so densely covered with trees that it’s impossible to see the sky or get much sunshine, especially when the trees are in full-bloom.

#10.Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana

Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana
Oak Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana
Oak Alley is a historic plantation located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s named after one if its most popular features, the double rows of live oaks on the property. The tree lined road is about 245 meters (800 ft) long, and it’s absolutely spectacular to walk along its canopied path.
These oak trees in Louisiana, USA date all the way back to the early 18th century and provide a stunning tunnel over a road that leads to a plantation. The image may look familiar to some, as the location has been used in a number of films, including Django Unchained, Primary Colors and Interview with a Vampire.

#11. Heerstrasse, Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Bonn, Germany

Heerstrasse, Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Bonn, Germany
Heerstrasse, Germany
This natural tunnel in Bonn on Heerstrasse, Bonn is a large city of 310,000 people on the banks of the Rhine river in western Germany. The city is covered in cherry blossom trees that come into full bloom for around 20 days in summer.
The best place to experience the beauty of the cherry blossoms is the Nordstadt area of Bonn, specifically, Heerstraße, where the streets are narrow and the trees create a tunnel-like canopy of flowers.Germany is one of the most stunning canopies in the world but there is only a limited amount of time to enjoy it. The cherry blossom trees that line the street only stay in bloom for around 20 days per summer but, for those three glorious weeks, the street is transformed into a stunning pink and red tunnel.

And the last but not the least is uniquely amazing to view and know is..

#12.Bamboo Path, Japan

Bamboo Path, Japan
Bamboo Path, Japan

In Arashiyama, Japan there is a bamboo forest called Sagano. The 500 meter (1,640 ft) long path runs through the most beautiful bamboo forest. The country has designated this long stretch of bamboo forest as a historic site. The Agency for Cultural Affairs declared this place as the ‘place of scenic beauty’. Tall bamboo trees surround the road stunningly keeping the area cool. Famous temples and shrines are located very close to this bamboo tree tunnel. When the wind blows through this tree tunnel, a majestic sound is produced. It has already been voted as one of the 100 must-preserve sounds of Japan.
The tree covered Arashiyama district of Kyoto has parks, lakes and dozens of restaurants serving great Japanese food. Little wonder it’s such a hit with the tourists.
One of the region’s most loved tourist attractions is the Bamboo Path that cuts through the Bamboo groves that grow in the region. The narrow walking path is surrounded by towering bamboo plants that gently sway back and forth, making for a memorable experience.

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