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Address: Moritomo, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

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Tremendous Achievement to plant all these trees

The Cryptomeria Avenue once stretched from Tokyo to Nikko, a distance of 150 kilometres with the trees planted on either side 3 deep and 400 to 500 metres apart. That was many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 27, 2016
Allan C
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

According to the Guinness, the world's longest avenue of trees is the Nikko Cryptomeria Avenue comprising three parts converging on Imaichi City in the Tochigi Prefecture of Japan, with a total length of 35.41 km (22 miles). Planted in 1628–48, over 13,500 of its original 200,000 Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) trees survive, at an average height of 27 m (88... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Cryptomeria Avenue once stretched from Tokyo to Nikko, a distance of 150 kilometres with the trees planted on either side 3 deep and 400 to 500 metres apart. That was many years ago and done in honour of the Shogun. Some of the Cryptomerias are 1,000 years old!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Amazing to stroll down this avenue. Lots of history, and as with much of Japan, an interesting mix of old and new.

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