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Japan’s ‘Yellow tree-lined street’ is so beautiful it ‘doesn’t feel real’

Journey into the extraordinary beauty of Japan’s ‘Yellow tree-lined street’ that feels like a fairytale



Explore the breathtaking beauty of Japan’s ‘Yellow tree-lined street’ that feels like a dream come true

“It’s as if you’ve stepped into a watercolor painting. The sight of the yellow ginkgo trees stretching out as far as the eye can see is simply breathtaking. Particularly in the fall, when the leaves change. Among these captivating sights, one stands out: the ‘Yellow tree-lined street,’ a stunning scene that feels surreal in its beauty.


A detailed exploration of this magnificent spectacle, its location, and why it has visitors entranced, reveals a tribute to both nature and Japan’s commitment to preservation. Below is an overview of what makes this spot a ‘must-visit’ for nature lovers and the curious alike: 

 an annual display of yellow trees creates a spectacular scenery that seems almost unreal.

‘Yellow Spring Road’ in Japan, as it has become affectionately known, has captivated audiences worldwide through videos circulated on TikTok.

These vivid yellow trees, while reminiscent of scenes from a storybook, are a real natural event. The trees transform each year during a specific season across Japan.

Japan’s ‘Yellow Spring Road’

The trees were shared in a viral video titled “Places on Earth that don’t feel real” which has been reposted numerous times.

In the breathtaking clip, a series of stunning yellow trees line the side of an entire road and one even arches right across it.

The TikTok then goes on to show other videos that “don’t feel real” including a woman diving into bright blue water and people cycling on water.

It’s not clear where the video was actually taken, but the yellow trees are a natural phenomenon in Eastern Asia.

One person commented “Magnificent” while another added: “So beautiful.”

They’re called Gingko trees

They are called Gingko trees, which usually reach a staggering height of 20 to 35 meters. However, some in China are over 50 meters.

The tree has an angular crown and long erratic branches. It’s deep-rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage.

Some of them are more than 2,500 years old, and the leaves turn from green to bright yellow during Autumn.

Viral videos of the trees on TikTok are likely to be enhanced with a filter to make the color seem even brighter.

However, they are still a very impressive sight and people from across the world flock to see them during November.

This isn’t Oz but you will want to follow the Yellow Spring Road in Japan.

The Ginkgo tree is known for its distinctive fan-shaped leaves that turn a brilliant yellow color in the fall.

This Ginkgo tree lined street will take your breath away as you take a stroll down this… — Cool Earth (@Cool_Blue_Dot) October 11, 2023

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Trees produce yellow fruit

The Gingko tree also produces a bright yellow fruit from summer to autumn, but they’re not actually edible.

They are around 2cm long and have a soft, fleshy, yellow outer layer that actually looks quite appealing in appearance.

However, they contain butyric acid, which smells like rancid butter or vomit. This acid is actually toxic to humans.

The fruits do produce seeds that can be eaten in small quantities though and are used to treat various ailments.

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