1. Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan
Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Japan. The cherry blossoms are at their best moment and the smell of flowers spreads everywhere. But it is in December when Arashiyama city, West of Kyoto, is illuminated with lamps and Bamboo Grove acquires an exceptional beauty. It would be ideal walking or biking through the grove while a gentle breeze blows and the bamboos play together its masterful ancestral music.
2. Cypress Tree Tunnel, Point Reyes, California
At the entrance to the historic RCA/Marconi Station, you can find this wonderful walk between Monterey cypresses. In the early twentieth century, stenographers communicated from land to a boat through Morse code messages. The station is located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California, in a protected area.
3. Tree Tunnel at Halnaker, England
England is mainly characterized by its beautiful castles. In Halnaker, a village in the district of Chichester in West Sussex, is located one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country. However, in the ancient Roman road that linked London to Chichester there is a tunnel of trees which is photographers’ favorite place. Its round shape gives it a strange and attractive look that turns the passage through it into a magnificent trip.
4. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
In a section of the railroad and before reaching a woodworking plant around Klevan, in the district of Rivne Raion, Ukraine, there exists one of the most beautiful natural tunnels in the world. This green tunnel has been created by the daily pass of trains through the forest. According to urban legend, couples that cross the tunnel and make a wish together will get what they desire.
5. The Fallen Tunnel Log at Yosemite National Park
On December 4, 1937 on Cressent Meadow Road, in Yosemite National Park, a giant 2000 years old sequoia fell down completely blocking the street. The following summer an 8-foot tall, 17-foot wide tunnel was cut through it, which is today one of the major attractions of the park.
6. Wisteria Tunnel in Japan
Kitakyushu is considered by the Japanese government as an Eco-Model city for their significant improvements and future projects in support of the environment. In the spring, when the Wisterias are in full bloom, the Kawachi Fuji Garden is filled with bright colors ranging from white, pink and lilac. A delightful fragrance fills the whole place, captivating all its visitors. The best time to visit the botanical park is between April and May.
7. The Ancient Yew Tunnel in Wales
If you love things that seem to stop the passage of time, then visiting the Yew Tunnel in Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire, West Wales would be a great choice. This tunnel is over 250 years old and was planted by the Dyer family. It is one of the oldest gardens in the UK and because of the fragility of its trees the visitors are not allowed transiting through it.
8. The Dark Hedges in Ireland
According to the legend, the one who travels by Bregagd Road near the town of Ballycastle in Northern Ireland and passes through this tunnel can see the ghost of the “Lady Grey” wandering in the shadows. The grove was planted by the Stuart family over 300 years ago. Perhaps this is the most photographed road in Ireland.
9. Wawona Tree in Yosemite National Park
The Wawona Tree was a giant sequoia that measured 227 feet high and more than 90 feet in circumference. In 1881 a tunnel was cut through the tree by taking advantage of an existing fire scar. After the tunnel was completed the tree leaned a little bit more. For many years it was an essential place for tourists visiting the park. In the winter of 1969 the giant tree did not hold the weight of two tons of snow on its branches and collapsed.
10. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel in Japan
The Gikgo Biloba is Japan’s most admired tree. The story goes that a year after Hiroshima bombing, and only one kilometer away from the epicenter, an old Ginkgo began to sprout, becoming thereafter a symbol of rebirth and veneration. It was called “The Bearer of Hope”. This beautiful tunnel is in the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
11. Monterey Pines Tunnel in California
To the north of California Coastline, in Mendocino County, there is a beautiful tunnel of Monterey pines formed naturally on US Highway 1 north of Seaside Beach. This stretch of road is a spot of enjoyment for walkers, whether local or tourist.
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