A bizarre 'tube' cloud which appears to stretch from the ground to the sky has caused widespread bewilderment.
The incredible phenomenon was seen above the city of Niigata in the country's central Chubu region of Japan.
People were left awe-struck by the strange-shaped cloud, which at first glance appears to be just a few inches wide.
As the clip goes on, the mysterious cloud seems to dissipate from the bottom, looking like it is being unravelled.
People who spotted it were left awe-struck by the unusual sight.