3. Kyoto, Japan
If you want to run with the scent and sight of delicate cherry blossoms in full bloom overhead, lace up in springtime for a run alongside Kyoto’s Kamogawa River.
This trail is far removed from Japan’s high-traffic hustle and bustle, stretching 13.5-miles of level distance. Mild temperatures abound in Autumn, but you’ll find plenty of shade along this peaceful river route.