10 Most Amazing Tree Tunnels in the World


Tree tunnels are an often-overlooked natural wonder. Haunting and whimsical, these tunnels can be made of deciduous trees, flowering blossoms, or even vines. I love tree tunnels. It’s never boring to discover its mystery and beauty. Check out the following list of ten amazing tree tunnels from around the world to explore beautiful spectacles of nature.

1. Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

It looks so incredible that it seems like the set designers forgot to take the props with them from the set. And this is not just so, because the shooting of the first episode of the second season of the series “Game of Thrones” took place here.

Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed attractions in Northern Ireland. Connoisseurs advise coming here at sunset or in cloudy weather. At night, the alley is not illuminated, so those who want to take a mystical photo need only rely on car headlights.

How to get?

You can get Dark Hodges, traveling by bus № 218 or train from Belfast to Coleraine and by bus № 178 from Coleraine to Klintifinnan. The journey will take about 2.5 hours.

2. Central Park Mall, New York

Central Park in New York today is considered one of the world’s most famous and largest parks.

More than 4 million trees and bushes were planted here, and several lakes, two ice rinks, lawns used for sports, many different alleys, playgrounds for children, and even a zoo were created. Along these tree tunnels, it is surrounded by a road used by cyclists, rollerbladers, and sports joggers.

The central mall is the only direct alley leading to the park’s heart – Bethesda terrace, a wide pedestrian area with benches and places for street performances. This admirable tree tunnel was also supposed to be a place for people of different classes to mix.

How to get?

If you travel by Subway, you should know that the nearest stations near Central Park are 59-Street-Columbus Circle, 72-, 81-, 86-, 96-, 103-, and 110-Street.

It’s also possible to get to the Central Park Mall on foot. Walk 15-20 minutes up Broadway from Times Square to Central Park.

Traveling by car, you can leave it at any point in Central Park where are parking posts (Parking meters). Parking hour – from $1.50 to $3.50. You can pay both in cash and plastic cards or purchase special rechargeable Parking Cards.

3. Tunnel of Love, Rivne, Ukraine

Rivne, Ukraine is home to a tunnel of greenery that is the stuff childhood dreams are made of. If you’ve ever dreamed of running away from home or strolling through quiet forests with your best friend at your side, this Ukrainian tree tunnel is made for you. This is one of the best places to propose and get a lover’s picture.

A 5-kilometer green corridor of trees that formed an arch of an ideal rounded shape, supplemented by railway rails, has become the hallmark of the tourist Volyn.

This forest tunnel remains breathtakingly beautiful at any time of the year. However, the best time for walking here is in summer or autumn, when nature paints the leaves in various colors and shades. Photographers and artists note an interesting play of light and shadow inside the tunnel, a kind of visual effect. That’s why this tree tunnel is one of the most suitable locations for a romantic photo session.

How to get there? 

There are some ways to get to the Tunnel of Love. Firstly, you can use the Rivne-Lutsk train and get off at the Klevan station. Secondly, you can reach it on your own way, driving along the H22 highway and turning off at the intersection with the central street.

4. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa

Photo: Frank Reyes

One of the most breathtaking tree tunnels you can visit these days is located in South Africa. You will see over 70,000 trees that make up this fantastic tree tunnel.

One of the streets of Johannesburg, the most populated city in South Africa, is lined with Jacaranda trees. Flowering trees stretch to the horizon. From October to November, you can observe the exuberant flowering of jacaranda with it such indescribable beauty.

During the flowering period of the jacaranda, the tunnel turns into a purple miracle, which tourists from all over the world seek to visit. So, it seems, lovers of lilac color will arrive in paradise, coming to the park of Johannesburg, and they will definitely appreciate this place.

How to get there? 

This spectacular tree tunnel is located in Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the city of Jacaranda.

5. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Bonn, Germany

Photo: arno.hoyer

Have you ever visited an incredible tunnel of cherry blossoms in Bonn, Germany? Lush, pink, and verging on ethereal, the row of trees cast a haunting glow over cars nestled beneath their bountiful branches. In the evening, you can also meet people here, as the tree tunnel becomes mysterious and romantic under the light of lanterns.

Depending on weather conditions, the cherry blossom lasts around ten days. During this period, and this is usually somewhere in the beginning-middle of April, there is an annual festival in honor of the arrival of spring, “Kirschblütenfest” or “Cherry Blossom”, similar to the traditional Japanese “Hanami”, since in Japan the flowering sakura marks the beginning of spring. During the festival, there are performances by local bands, open-air fairs, flea markets, and photo contests are held.

After the cherry blossoms are over, the petals will begin to fall, and everything around will be covered with a pink carpet: asphalt, sidewalks, cars, everything seems to be covered in pink paint. But even during such a period, tourists are in no hurry to leave these streets, as many wonderful photos are taken at this tunnel.

How to get there? 

To get to the Cherry Blossom Tunnel you need to walk 1 km from the nearest tram stops Bonn, Stadthaus or Bonn, Rosenthal or Bonn Hbf central station.

6. Wisteria Tunnel, Kitakyushu, Japan

Kitakyushu, Japan, is home to some of the most beautiful wisteria tunnels you can imagine. In Japan, wisteria symbolizes feminine beauty, youth, protection, and healing. In Japan, wisteria symbolizes feminine beauty, youth, protection, and healing. If the scent of wisteria blossoms sends you into a tizzy, you are definitely going to want to add a trip to Kitakyushu to your life’s bucket list. Be sure to have plenty of room on your camera’s memory card when you visit and leave plenty of time to enjoy all the awe-inspiring sights Kiakyushu offers.

The Wisteria Tunnel consists of three large arcuate lattices, with a total area of 1000 m2, covered with a rare type of wisteria with double petals. Clusters of wisterias or wisterias of various shades hanging overhead take you to a fairy tale, and allow you to take a walk in the middle of a fascinating rainbow of colors.

The best time to visit this tree tunnel is from mid-April to mid-May. It is at this time that wisteria blooms. Simultaneously with the flowering, the Wisteria Festival is held. As a rule, it coincides with the “Golden Week” at the end of April. In this last week of April, the tree tunnel is at its peak of beauty.

How to get there? 

The most convenient way to get to Kitakyushu City is by train. In this case, from the Yahata train station, take bus 56 towards Nishitetsu and get off near Kawachi Elementary School. After a 10-15 minute walk, you will find yourself in an enchanting Wisteria Tunnel.

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7. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Shizuoka, Japan

Japan boasts plenty of breathtaking blossoms. Lovely lavender blooms coat this tunnel’s pathway, making it the perfect spot for a quiet lover’s stroll. Can you imagine having your wedding photos taken in such an enchanting location?

In the mountains of Izu, you can see various types of cherry blossoms, and some of them begin to bloom in mid-March. Therefore, the best time to view this cherry blossom tunnel is from late March to early April. This incredible tree tunnel attracts tourists from all over the world.

At the end of March, the Izu Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival (Izu Kogen Sakura Matsuri) is held annually around this place, with food stalls and night lights. Visitors can enjoy local drinks and food while admiring the magnificent view of the cherry blossoms!

How to get there? 

You can reach this tunnel in 2 minutes on foot from Izu Kogen Station (Izuku Line).

8. Tenryu-Ji Shrine’s Bamboo Trail, Kyoto, Japan

The Tenryu shrine in Ukyo Ward, Japan is home to an entirely different type of tree tunnel. Towering bamboo line either side of the historic trail. If you are of the Buddhist faith or just admire the peaceful practices of the Buddhist way of thinking, this bamboo tunnel also needs to be added to your bucket list.

The tree tunnel, which runs through the green thickets, is small but no less beautiful. There is something magical about the way sunlight breaks through the canopy. You will get a particularly strong impression if you approach the grove from the side gate of the Tenryu-Ji Temple.

At the highest point of the grove is the Okochi Sanso Villa, with magnificent gardens and views of Kyoto. In terms of beauty, it is in no way inferior to the imperial villas and can be a great alternative to visiting them. On top of that, it’s usually not too crowded.

How to get there?

Tenryu-Ji Shrine’s Bamboo Trail is a 10-minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line.

9. Topiary Tunnel, Zarcero, Costa Rica

Zarcero, Costa Rico has an incredible topiary tunnel that is worth a visit. Sculpted rows of double topiary arches line an entire walkway. Visitors can stroll alongside the arches or weave their way through them for a memorable travel experience.

This incredible tunnel can be genuinely called an absolute masterpiece of landscape design.

How to get there?

If you are going to travel by bus, you can use the services of the bus company Transportes Zarcero, which departs from the Coca-Cola station in San José at 9:15, 12:20, 16:20, and 17:20. This one is direct and takes 1.5 hours.

If you have a car and can get there on your own way, follow Route 1 from San Jose (from the airport) and then exit onto Route 141, driving north. We warn you that the road gets very curvy as you turn onto Highway 141, so drive slowly.

10. Cismigiu, Bucharest, Romania

Photo: stimpsonjake

Locals and many tourists love this stunning tree tunnel in Bucharest, Romania. Bathed in autumn colors, this tree-lined pathway is warm and yet almost eerily haunting. Perfect for fashion photo shoots, this tree tunnel would be a terrific backdrop for a movie scene too. Can you imagine how stunning it would be in black and white with moonlight shining through the branches?

Cismigiu Park is a very romantic place for lovers. Its enchanting lake, rich and colorful greenery, and relaxing atmosphere captivate visitors and make Cismigiu Park a unique place among the top tourist attractions in Bucharest.

How to get there? 

The nearest metro station to Cismigiu Park is called Izvor, and there are many bus routes (No. 122, 126, 137, 138, 163, 168, 178, 226, 268, 336, 368, 601), as well as trolleybuses No. 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91, 92.

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Have any of these ten amazing tree tunnels made you want to run out and twirl amongst the trees? Do they bring back childhood memories of looking up at the sky through sun-dappled leaves? Spending time in nature is a wonderful way to reacquaint yourself with lifelong dreams that you might have put on hold for far too long. Do you dare to seek out tree tunnels in your own neighborhood?

What are tree tunnels?

It is created by thick trees and bushes intertwined with each other and in the shape of an arch. It is impossible to contain admiration looking at these green forest tunnels. Bright colors, alluring aromas, and the majestic view of these fabulous landscapes will surely not leave you indifferent and will make you hold your breath, at least for a moment.

Whats it called when trees make a tunnel?

Gardeners grow real masterpieces of landscape, making tree tunnels, while the most talented architect on earth – almighty nature creates breathtakingly beautiful miracles of nature.

Where is the most beautiful tree tunnel?

The most beautiful tree tunnel is in Ukraine – the Tunnel of Love. If you are an incurable romantic in your soul, the Tunnel of Love in the west of Ukraine is just for you. According to legend, couples in love need to pass through this tunnel and make a wish. It will surely come true if their love is strong and pure.

You can visit the Tunnel of Love at any time of the year. The most popular time is, of course, spring and summer, when the tunnel is full of green foliage. In autumn, it takes on shades of a variety of colors, from fiery yellow to fiery red. The tunnel also looks very interesting in winter, reminiscent of fairy tales about snow queens and enchanting cities.