From intertwined beech branches in Northern Ireland to blossom covered streets in Japan: The world’s most beautiful tree tunnels revealed

This is just gorgeous!  Tree tunnels are some of my favourite things to see.  Thanks to the Mail Travel for this with some stunning photos…Ned


When nature branches out – it is nothing short of magical.

Whether they’re formed accidentally, naturally or with a little help, Mother Nature’s finest tree tunnels in Europe, America and Asia are a sight to behold.

Here MailOnline Travel reveals the most beautiful tunnels around, from maples to oaks.

Ginkgo Tree Tunnel in Tokyo, Japan

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Despite its busy city reputation, Tokyo is home to some of the most beautiful parks, public spaces and botanical gardens in Asia.

The Ginkgo Tree tunnel, which separates a sea of tiny city apartments and crowded public places, comes into its full glory in autumn – when its leaves turn deep yellow.

This particular tree tunnel can be tracked down in the Meiji-Jingu Gaien Park, which was named after the Emperor who passed away in 1912.

Country road in Milton Abbot, Devon

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This particular tree tunnel marks the entrance to Milton Abbot in Devon.

The straight path is enclosed by thousands of beeches that intertwine in an arch over the roadway and lead into the small village which was named after forming part of the original endowment of Tavistock Abbey.

Entry to Botany Bay Plantation in Edisto Island, South Carolina

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Leading up to the Botany Bay Plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina, are hundreds of leaning oak trees making up one of the world’s most beautiful tree tunnels.

The Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area is a state preserve, which was formed in the 1930’s from the merger of the Colonial-era Sea Cloud Plantation and Bleak Hall Plantation.

Kawazu Cherry Tree in Shizuoka, Japan

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This Kawazu cherry tree tunnel in Shizuoka, Japan, is made up of a row of cherry blossom trees that are lit up at night.

Tourists and locals travel from all over to walk beneath the tunnel which is classed as one of the worlds most attractive walkways.

Central Park in Manhattan, New York

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This early morning shot in Central Park, New York City, shows off one of the park’s many tree tunnels that have made it so well known today.

The urban park in middle-upper Manhattan is one of the most visited in the entire United States – as well as one of the most-used filming locations.

The tree tunnels were formed to create a stunning walkway for passers-by when Central Park opened in 1857.

The Dark Hedges in Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Dark Hedges is one of Ireland’s most photographed natural phenomena.

The road is made up of an avenue of stunning winding beech trees along a narrow country road.

The trees block out sunlight in certain parts due to the thickness of the branches. At night, many people find the route haunting.

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

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Strolling hand-in-hand with someone special, these young lovers must be in one of the world’s most romantic spots.

India may have the Taj Mahal, and Paris is the city of love, but the Ukraine has this incredible, ethereal Tunnel of Love – made up of an avenue of trees.

There is one thing though, it’s also a train line. And when it’s choo-choo time, the tunnel does get rather noisy.

Maple Trees in Ludington, Michigan

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The amber leaves on this tunnel make it one of America’s – and one of the world’s – most beautiful walkways.

Thick maple trees hang over Conrad Road and meet where they create a one-of-a-kind arch for cars and bikes to pass under.

Tunnel of Maple Trees, Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan

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This attracts tourists because of its stunning location – near Mount Fuji.

Located just a few kilometres further inland from Fujikawaguchiko town, this tree tunnel, made up of an archway of soft coloured maple trees, sits above the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko.

Battersea blossom in London

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In South London lies a mixture of pink and white blossom trees intertwining over the entrance to Battersea graveyard.

The thick trees stand firmly in place to create the archway that brings a bit of beauty to the city.

Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany

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This walkway is situated in Bonn, Germany, which is home to more than 300,000 people.

The city is known for its beauty and cherry blossoms – which come into bloom for around 20 days each summer – as well as its narrow streets.

Every summer the city’s Heerstraße road becomes a place of beauty when the blossom trees join up and create one of the world’s favourite tree tunnel walkways.

 

 

 

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