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  • last year I got a boat captains license here in Japan.

  • I studied for it with my friend mitch originally got it for a project but instead started renting boats and exploring the rivers of Tokyo since it's not something that everyone can do and it's kind of awesome.

  • Tokyo has a lot of waterways by the way like way more than I could possibly put into one video.

  • So today we're doing part two and we are out on the water again it is a very hot summer day in Tokyo but I promise mitch that I'm going to show him the waterways of Tokyo.

  • He's convinced it can't possibly be as good as the bay of Kagoshima.

  • I don't know there's a lot to see, you know let's just let's just get going, we're gonna have to pass through some of this later in order to get down to Haneda Airport.

  • We're going to Haneda Airport.

  • You don't wanna go to the airport, is that okay?

  • We can go to hunting area where we can watch the planes come in.

  • Wow okay let's do that.

  • It's an old diva isn't it?

  • That yeah that's old diver down there.

  • The airport's just down there before we hit up the airport though.

  • Why don't we jump into some of the back canals and like go through like Neo Machine and Akihabara and all that stuff area we're gonna go in is right behind us but once we get in there, we've really got to reduce speed and we've got to watch on the side of the boat, it's not super super narrow but it's narrow enough that if you get too far to the side on low tide, you can do damage.

  • A few months ago.

  • I did a video on the waterways of Tokyo that Lincoln at the end as well, but that gives you kind of a peak of just how vast the Tokyo water.

  • It was amazing.

  • It is absolute maze it is and you've memorized it.

  • I don't know if memorized.

  • I'm getting used to it.

  • I'm still getting used to.

  • It's a work in progress.

  • It is definitely a work in progress.

  • But I chose this area because there's a ton of bridges and we're under shade for a very good portion would be much appreciated.

  • Look at the timing of that too.

  • Could have timed it better.

  • It wasn't improvements either, but we got like the big bridges up here and whatnot.

  • It's crazy seeing everything from the river, you know, mm like, I mean driving over the river like that's something we're all used to like going under it on the river.

  • That's just, it's kind of like, I don't think anybody's really experienced anything like this.

  • You know, my favorite part about this is though, this hour, hour and a half wrote that we're about to do.

  • I haven't done it yet.

  • I've never done this.

  • Why are you going?

  • It's exciting.

  • I've never gotten to see this before you're the exciting goes out and hits up with bears.

  • Tokyo lens storm.

  • I'm like, oh guy.

  • So we've got a little guard ship here for the construction and they wave us through and let us know what to watch out for and whatnot.

  • Right now we're in the really wide area of this.

  • So it's not bad at all.

  • But when we get into like the super narrow areas, we've gotta be really careful because it gets really shallow on the sides underwater there.

  • Like we could hit that if we're not careful.

  • Yeah, that's what we've got to watch out for.

  • The tide is kind of high right now.

  • So it's just covering and it's stone unforgiving stone.

  • Okay, that's kind of, that's interesting.

  • Look how low these bridges are.

  • Honestly this is, I don't need the sundress right now.

  • This is exactly as awesome as I thought it would be getting to come through here.

  • Like I am loving this space mitch's first question when we got in here was these boats have insurance.

  • Right?

  • I was like, is this boat insured?

  • Is that I think that part behind us is the most difficult part with all the polls and never mind.

  • I'm actually really glad that I brought you along on this one mitch just because if I do run into something I do run aground at least I won't be alone.

  • I thought you were gonna say something nice like you, you're helping me or something.

  • I'm always really tempted to go into those.

  • You can't, don't, don't, don't, don't go into those, but they look really cool and I feel like they would lead to the worst adventure ever.

  • Like look at this here, how cool is that?

  • Like Tokyo underground.

  • This is nuts.

  • It's like we're in some light, it's like we're in some hidden world, we are in a hidden world North.

  • So are you starting to feel like Tokyo might have a slight edge over Kinko bay.

  • You can't compare them.

  • They're different things.

  • They're different things.

  • Okay.

  • Like we don't have the obstacle course in kiko.

  • Look behind you.

  • Oh wow, okay.

  • This is this is unique.

  • This is very unique.

  • People walking up there living their lives and here we are on the river, Here we are on the river.

  • It kind of, it's like a subterranean river, you know what I mean?

  • Because it has a giant overpass.

  • It's almost like a river in a cave.

  • Everyone's looking down like, wait, you can go through there on a boat, you can, what is the secret staircase?

  • Their warp two like spots like this.

  • The light just kind of cutting through.

  • I was noticing that as we were like, as we were like riding around, looking up at the bridge is the reflection of the water was really cool.

  • I'm also loving that you brought me a bottle of water.

  • I had a bottle of water and you're like, that's not gonna be enough.

  • It was not, it was not at all, but at least we're just able to stay out of the sun for like hours, for hours now.

  • I mean, I mean it's kind of high noon right now.

  • It's a little hot, but it's still, it's all right because it's still new and I feel like it's way later than noon.

  • We're like, it's low, it's two PM.

  • No way it is two pm.

  • I just never get over the excitement of voting through Akihabara we're not capital.

  • I mean like walking through here is enough voting through here different levels.

  • So this spot here, we've got to go to dead slow, make no wake.

  • Otherwise we can obviously damage the other boats, but this is one of my favorite spots to go through and since we're getting closer to evening, a lot of the owners are coming out and starting to prep their boats for the night.

  • No, seriously, it's like, I just keep thinking 5th element every time I look at these That is officially Mitch's new favorite boat.

  • It looks like it's from 20,000.

  • Good to see you or something like that.

  • You know, it's interesting.

  • All the bridges have such dissimilar architecture, like they're all super original, you know what I mean?

  • Every single bridge is just a little bit different.

  • We've stopped because there was a ton of traffic traffic jam, there was a traffic jam, so we're just waiting out the traffic jam, I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little hungry dude.

  • Famished famished famished.

  • Okay, I have an idea.

  • Yeah.

  • Since you're not super familiar with Tokyo, I'm guessing you don't know about the home gardens.

  • They're nice.

  • That's my whole story.

  • A few places in all of Tokyo where you're 100% cool too.

  • Drop anchor and hang out.

  • This is especially during weekends.

  • This ends up being a big boat hangout spot.

  • You know what big question do you remember how to do the anchor?

  • Let's see uh Rope is three times the depth.

  • Yes and you cast from the front and you're supposed to point your boat in the direction of the wind.

  • I think that's all okay, feels about right.

  • Put her in neutral.

  • We're pretty much facing the wind now.

  • So anchors in here, We got a depth of about five m here, but we only really need about 1.5 times that here, here you are five, six 7 to tie this up here.

  • Oh dude, I don't remember this.

  • Around.

  • Over what?

  • Yeah, okay, alright, so you just want to go around like that and then I'll get like that.

  • There we go.

  • Your distance from everything.

  • She goes, hey, quick break to add some snacks and give some love to our sponsors Tokyo treat and this is a sponsored section but the hunger is real.

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  • Cool.

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  • Not yet.

  • Neither have I.

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  • There are always really good teas in here.

  • I have never some pink wonder what that is.

  • You haven't even tried it yet.

  • Am I allowed to?

  • Yes, yes.

  • Does it?

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  • We're just, we're just snacking, wow that melted fast.

  • Don't know you're gonna eat it fast, it was like cold when we took it out and now it's like melted melted, it's summer in Tokyo bro by the way, It is currently 36° here in Tokyo, that yacht boat, whatever you wanna call it behind you.

  • They are in here all the time one dude is playing the guitar.

  • Just just just just chill.

  • Just chill here in the comedy Kew gardens and enjoy their boat.

  • I would too if I had that boat.

  • That's cool.

  • Nice boat.

  • Let's see if we can make it out closer to the, what's it called?

  • Airport airport is the word.

  • I haven't gone out there yet either.

  • It's gonna be an adventure.

  • So legend has it.

  • If you get the right winds on the right day in the right location at Haneda Airport you can park the boat and have planes coming right overhead.

  • We're a little bit outside of that time zone but I couldn't not take mitch to the airport.

  • Are you excited about?

  • Airport mitch?

  • I've never actually been on the outside of the data airport in the ocean because you're leaving what tomorrow?

  • Tomorrow I leave the day after tomorrow.

  • We should have just coordinated us.