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The slow boat to Chiba prefecture from Shibamata,Tokyo has been running for over 100 years and still continues unchanged. A little strange to experience such a service still available in a city built with speed in mind. For a mere ten minutes of paddling, time stops as we cross the Edo river in Katsushika-ku. A meditative time contemplate the stark contrast of Tokyo's treadmill economy and neon Nippon's vibrant nightlife. Well worth the visit combining a trip to the infamous shrine of Shibamata where "Tora San" TV series used to be filmed.