This tree was in the middle of a street in Kyoto. The sign says this tree is about 500 years old. People believe a tree God lives in such an old tree.
I think the rope, with some pieces of paper, was put there by people from the shrine near here. It means the area inside the rope, which is around the tree here, is the fields of God. This tree’s name is “Muku (椋)” but I couldn’t find the word “muku” in English.
Source: Osaka Life