One of the prominent rivers of Japan, the Tama River, or Tama-gawa, flows through the cities of Tokyo
, Kanagawa, and Yamanashi. Coursing through the main island, the river is said to cover a distance of 138 kilometers (85.7 miles), and it originates from the Mount Kasadori. Home to a varied range of biological life, the river has been classified as a Wildlife Protection Zone, and is where fish like carp, trout, salmon, and char thrive, along with several species of birds, mammals and reptiles.The river also features prominently as a recreational sport, being the launching spot for kayaks, canoes and more. If you are not into sports, just a day spent by its riverside can be a treat to the senses.