The world’s most beautiful, romantic, and amazing tunnels made of beautiful flowering trees. There’s nothing more enchanting than strolling through a tree-lined pathway with the light spilling through the branches. When the tree branches bend over to form a natural tunnel then the sensation is all the more romantic and sometimes even a little eerie. A tree tunnel is a road, lane, or track where the trees on each side form a more or less continuous canopy overhead, giving the effect of a tunnel. The effect may be achieved in a formal avenue lined with trees or in a more rural setting with randomly placed trees on each side of the route.
Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
This stunning flower walkway is known as the Wisteria Tunnel, situated in the Kawachi Fuji Garden. It really looks so peaceful to take a stroll through. The Wisteria Tunnel, which is part of a breathtaking display of botanical delights that include zen gardens and a cherry blossom festival, is located at the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu. Different types and colors of wisteria have been woven through a cylindrical lattice that during the blooming months of April through May, becomes a fantastical flower-draped tunnel during the yearly “fuji matsuri”, or “Wisteria Festival”.
Tunnel Of Love, Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love is a unique and truly amazing piece of forest located in Ukraine, used to be just another train rail section, but eventually turned into one of the most romantic spots on Earth. As trees were left to grow freely around the rails, the passing train was the only thing shaping its way through. Eventually, by crossing the Kleven village forest back and forth three times a day, the train shaped a closed tunnel according to its size.
Jacarandas Walk, Johannesburg
Over 10 million trees keep South Africa’s largest city green. According to several unofficial sources, 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, and the Caribbean basin. The tropical trees were imported to South Africa over 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+ Jacarandas add vivid splashes of purple-blue to the urban landscape.
Yew Tunnel, UK
The Yew Tunnel is thought to have been planted by the Dyer family during the eighteenth century, and it is possibly unique in the U.K. When they had grown tall they were bent over to form an extended arch. Their trunks have spread and their branches have fused so that today it is hard to count how many separate trees commingle in the vast mass of this venerable growing gallery.
Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Japan
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. The ginkgo tree tunnel is located in the outer garden of the Meiji Shrine. Record says that during the bombing of Hiroshima, six Ginkgo trees survived when other trees and living organisms died so badly. Those trees are still alive and many people come here to visit them. They wonder how these trees face challenges every day and still endure. The Japanese look upon these trees as the ‘bearer of hope’ or ‘the survivor’ or ‘the living fossil’.
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
This place was a real gem of a find. The Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland and a popular attraction for tourists from across the world. It has been painted by hundreds of visiting artists and is a favorite location for wedding photographs.
Bamboo Path, Japan
In Arashiyama, Japan there is a bamboo forest called Sagano. The 500 m long path runs through the most beautiful bamboo forest. The country has designated this long stretch of the 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.
Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, Brazil
Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho is the green tree tunnel of Brazil. The tunnel of Rosewood trees begins from Porto Alegre. More than 100 Tipuana or Rosewood trees shade the road over a stretch of three city blocks. Recently it has become a part of the country’s historical, cultural, ecological, and environmental heritage. Rosewood trees are known to reduce air conditioning demands of up to 30%. In Brazil, these trees have been maintaining good health in the city for a long time.
Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany
Cherry Blossom Tunnel is located in the German city of Bonn. It is a peaceful street over which, a series of beautiful trees of cherry blossoms droop. Spring becomes alive when the blossoms are in full bloom overhead. Two such roads in Bonn have cherry trees planted around but the most traveled is Heerstrabe. Cherry blossoms are said to last for 7- 10 days on average and it greatly depends on weather conditions.
Autumn Tree Tunnel, USA
This tree tunnel is simply astonishing. Its real beauty comes in autumn. Autumn Tree Tunnel is located on the way up to Smuggler’s Notch, a Vermont state park. The eye-catching foliage starts changing its color in the northern region, in response to many environmental factors and spreads south as the fall season advances.