Gingko biloba is a highly venerated tree in Japanese culture. Six ginkgo trees survived the Hiroshima bombing, continuing to grow despite facing so many challenges, and are still alive today. Therefore, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope”. It is also known as “the survivor” or “the living fossil.”
Around 65,000 ginkgoes grace Tokyo’s streets, gardens and parks today. The ‘tree tunnel’ you see in the above photograph is located in the outer garden of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo.
The above text is taken from the AmazingWorldStuffs.com artile, 10 Amazing Tree Tunnels in the World.