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Kanda River Show

If you happen to be in the Tokyo area during the evening time, be sure to take a stroll down to the Kanda River for an exquisite show of nature. Bats which inhabit the banks of the river can be seen in the evening hours fleeing from their daybeds in the trees, and fluttering into the unknown night for their feeding time. No needs to fear though, as the bats that you will see here only eat bugs and fruit, so your necks are safe!

The Kanda River use to overflow and flood during typhoons, so in the 80’s construction came under way to build diversion tunnels as a way to manage flooding waters, and typhoon overflow. The river stretches 24.6 km, or about a little over 15 miles. The bats here in Tokyo are considered to be symbiotic city dwellers, and part of the ambiance here. Dare to take a walk on the wild side!

by Alex

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