Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: Tuna Auction and Breakfast Odyssey ★ ONLY IN JAPAN

Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: Tuna Auction and Breakfast Odyssey ★ ONLY IN JAPAN


in this episode we go to Tsukiji
wholesale fish market the biggest in the world It opens at 3 a.m. employs 65,000 people. Does nearly six
billion dollars annually and sells over four hundred kinds of
seafood. Located right in central Tokyo between GINZA and the SUMIDA RIVER. The market was completed in 1935 it set to move to a new site in TOYOSU in the near future. Only a short trip
away Here we are in TSUKIJI market which is
essentially a city within a city one of the biggest fish markets in the
world! This place is incredible has its own culture, its own language, even its
own mode of transportation! And to help me explain it all is Greg Lane the
founder of Tokyo Cheapo.com and MORITA san from TSUKIJI Sushiworkshop! Greg what is the big attraction for TSUKIJI market? The attraction is just the massive scale of this place and the like the
chaotic energy. It’s crazy! These Cars racing paths..We’re in serious danger right now! So we’ve been here 6 or 7 hours coming here at 3am, now almost 10am! Mr.MORITA was kind enough to
show us the option in guide us around the market Take a look visitors can come and see
the tuna auction at 5am it’s limited to 100 people on a
first-come first-served basis Get there early! I’m talking like 3:45a.m. There are 2 groups of sixty with a sixty to ninety minute wait Is it
gonna be worth it? I’m getting a little bit tired.. Actually being here with everybody It’s not that bad. You get to know a lot of
the people where they’re from Actually I would recommend bringing
a pillow with you You get a really sore behind. It’s true!
best to get a spot along the wall to lean on,too when the door opens the auction experience begins with the
walk through the dark intermarket roads guided by
security guards The first thing that visitors notice are
the freight and turret tracks watch where you walk!! Accidents do happen And we’re here! The special visitor area
to see the tuna auction There they are flash frozen tuna
from the seven seas on pallets! Numbered, and prepped for
inspection I’d seen this on TV and realized I was really excited!! Its actually worth
waiting throughout the night They can dig in on the ends Take a piece of MAGURO and feel for the
freshness fat content and distribution. A flashlight can make it easier to see the quality Not all tuna are the same Buyers usually have a list of the tuna
they want and know the value before they bid. The
bell starts the auction There are several auctions taking place
at the same time The first tuna sold within 10 seconds The buyers use number gestures quickly Often not even saying a word Morita san took us to a shop selling TUNA that he knows in the outer market This is a tuna purchased at
the auction this morning it’s big enough to feed an army You can see it’s so white it’s loaded with a lot of the fat, the oil you can see the cuts of MAGURO(tuna) here AKAMI is the typical lean and red tuna meat found near the fin CHUTORO is from the middle belly Pinker with fat OTORO is from the lower belly, loaded with fat and melts in your mouth when eaten. Lighter color means more fat more flavor and more expensive. Nine is a hook symbol! Unusual! You can’t use your other hand You can tell the zeros by
the item Cheap ones are thousands in the auction the buyers gesture fast this is universally understood in TSUKIJI Japanese knives are some of the best in the world This one is a knife used to cut MAGURO for more precise cuts it may look like a sword,but its a knife it’s about 70 centimeters long and used for opening the tuna These are sold in shops all over the outer market It’s well made and weighs about one kilogram Feels like a machete but longer and crafted to cut through bone When holding long knives don’t get over excited and watch where
your point the end! sorry about that shirt, Greg Morita san also got some sea urchin
and scallops to go along with the 5000 yen worth of MAGURO from the shop All you need is a bowl some plain rice a little WASABI…or a LOT and some soy sauce! this is called the
KAISEN-DON and its good I think this is the best KAISEN-DON I’ve ever tasted Do it yourself TSUKIJI breakfast is
definitely the best way to go If you prefer a faster breakfast head to the outer market which is loaded
with good food let’s try this KAISEN-DON tent the special bowl with the little of
everything goes for 2300 yen Looks good, but how does it taste? so good A breakfast fit for aquaman TSUKIJI’s inner fish market is
really interesting to wander around in this is a real working wholesale market
and doing business is their first priority But in the late morning after 9 a.m.
vendors are much happier to allow photos In here you can see everything from flash frozen MAGURO being sliced by an electric saw to fish being turned into seafood It’s real! Its raw! There are four hundred
types of seafood in here so explore and buy something if you’re
still hungry The world’s biggest fish market is
definitely worth a visit watch out for those trolley tracks, dress for
water and fish guts and remember, leave with a stomach full
of food and a smile on your face Oh, and stay away from those knives!

100 thoughts on “Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: Tuna Auction and Breakfast Odyssey ★ ONLY IN JAPAN

  1. wow is everybody not gonna say Greg lane looks exactly like Jeffery dean Morgan at first I thought it was him but it's not because Jeffery is not that thin

  2. Thanks for uploading Another great informative great video . Keep up the great work Sir you have the great attitude for this kind of work . Loving it every single second of it thanks n blessings

  3. I remember an old Peter Barakan episode about this market. I liked that show but I think this was more informative and more direct. Keep it up.

  4. John San your videos are so amazing. I think I've done with all the videos. It feels like I'm there with you experiencing everything. All the videos are just worth a watch. So interesting! Keep making more and more videos.

  5. JAPAN killing the pacific ocean, FUKUSHIMA Contamination In a store near you, .Tepco / Ge Death Incorporated Japan declared world war saying thay have decided to dump radioactive contaminated matter in the pacific ocean already dosed for 6 + years FUKUSHIMA Meltdown ,the dirty bomb that didn't have to be transported anywhere to contaminate the world!

  6. I have no issue with sushi but they really need to make less. I’m pretty sure we kill more tuna per day than they can reproduce

  7. How much does an average meal at a sushi place cost? It's gotta be expensive. We don't have alot of these places here in Maine

  8. shame its removed from its almost too good place whats they gonna build to place of old market must be amasing to see market in work its not gonna be same when new market comse they are behind classes

  9. 7:59 KINFE KNIFE BABY!!! I literally died laughing😂 I love how this videos are super informative while being entertaining.

  10. Japanese people did not change since Worldwar II. They are still the biggest and dirtiest butchers in the world! Hopefully the next tsunami will turn Japan into the next Atlantis. Then I would love to pay it a visit to admire the new an thriving population of sea creatures!

  11. Hey, really impressive video. I am currently doing some short movies about different countries of the world for an unique culinaric event in Austria, which is part of my diploma thesis.
    I am looking for material to use in the short movie about Japan. This would be a really nice scene to include.
    Would it be possible to use some parts of this video for my short film about Japan? I would really appreciate to hear from you :).

  12. I was there in 2007 and they were talking about moving it to a new location, but it looks like logistical nightmare…

  13. Flash freezing/freezing in general degrades the quality of meat in general. Taking more than the population needs also decreases the quality. There is a difference between need and want of human consumption. Your tuna would be worth more less fished than they are at current rates. Licences on a global scale need to be reduced. Making money and feeding the population and yourself are different things. I'm no vegan or vegetarian but I know when our world resources are being depleted for unappreciative rich people who make absurd money from either legal or even worse illegal means. You take one mother tuna who can spawn thousands of fish St once. And it has a effect on the sheer number of numbers. One fish say can spawn 4000 baby's once a year. 2000 males and 2000 females. Those that survive even 2 of both female and male are beneficial for the fishing industry. So every SINGLE fish you take is taking from future Natural resources. Think about that when you support this absurd "farming" of Natural resources.

  14. Just the thought of 20 bucks for that much toro, meanwhile a single piece of nigiri is 15 dollars in Manhattan

  15. This fishery port are more neat and better in presentation compared to senoko or jurong fishery port in singapore during my last visit. If you look carefully even the tuna are placed on top of a wooden plank instead on the cement floor. Just look up on YT videos on senoko and jurong fishery port and you will know what im talking about.

  16. Philippines has a lot of tunas but the 1st class are exported to Japan. So, what we have here in the wet markets are 2nd or 3rd class probably but still quite expensive.

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