20+ Stunning Nature Tunnels That Are Like Walking Through a Fairy Tale

stunning nature tunnels

Nature has an incredible way of making us feel like we’re living in a fairy tale. Whether it’s cloaking the landscape in a blanket of fog or wowing us with a rainbow of colors, one thing is clear: the Earth is a magical place. And what better way to make believe that you’re living in a story book than with picturesque nature tunnels? These unique passageways feature a bevy of flowers and tall trees that curve inward and surround your path with beautiful blooms, glistening green leaves, and knotty branches that seemingly have a mind of their own.

These spectacular nature tunnels exist all around the world. In the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan, you’ll find the astonishing beauty of a wisteria tree as it lines a path in brilliant blues, magenta, and yellows. Travel across the globe, however, and you'll see a much different type of passageway in Charleston, South Carolina. This one is made of live oak branches that bend over and onto the ground to create a grand arch. Relatively spare in their vegetation, the network of limbs conjures an eerie feeling—like we’ve reached the suspenseful part of a fascinating novel.

Take a trip around the world to check out breathtaking nature tunnels. Where will you go first?

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Kawachi Fuji Gardren, Japan
Photo credit: @itssaho

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Photo credit: Roksana Bashyrova

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Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Photo credit: Sergey Miroshnik / Shutterstock

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Canary Islands, Spain
Photo credit: Anna Lurye / Shutterstock.com

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Kawachi Fujien, Japan
Photo credit: Sky

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Kyoto, Japan
Photo credit: Leslie Taylor

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Yakushima, Japan
Photo credit: Wada / Shutterstock.com

autumn tree tunnel

Photo credit: Anthony Melendrez

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Photo credit: Dave Allen Photography / Shutterstock.com

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Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan
Photo credit: @samsonite_au

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Cypress Tree Tunnel, California, USA
Photo credit: Zeek Yan

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Beverly Hills, California, USA
Photo credit: @simonevankempen

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Hong Kong
Photo credit: @lulu.jump

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Illumination Alley, Louisiana
Photo credit: Exploring light

cherry blossom flower tunnel photo

Photo credit: Kristian D. Hansen

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Tilberg, Netherlands
Photo credit: @just_thorne

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California, USA
Photo credit: @rocketshipwrecked

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Brugge, Belgium
Photo credit: Jack Kan

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Tokyo, Japan
Photo credit: Mrhayata

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The Dark Hedges, Ireland
Photo credit: Chris Tait

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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