It’s 12:30 a.m. and Thomas and I are camped out at Jonathan’s a 24-hour restaurant waiting for the Tsukiji fish
market’s famous tuna auction So it’s 2:15am we’re leaving Jonathan’s and we’re
heading down to Tsukiji market the reason we had to camp here for so long was
because the metro stops at around midnight, the taxis cost a whole heap of
money and the tuna auction actually starts at 5 o’clock in the morning but
they say you have to get there around 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. to get in line they
only take a hundred and twenty people and it’s first come, first served so hopefully
were one of those 120 people off we go it’s 3:15 a.m. and we’ve been let into
the waiting room. So they allow 120 people into the tuna auction. That’s it,
once the limits reached they don’t let any more people in for the day so we started
lining up at 2:15am I think it was. We waited outside until there were about 60
people and they’ve let us in as the first group. We leave for Tsukiji Market, the
inner auction bit at 5:25am and the tuna auction starts at 6:00 a.m. we have about 20
minutes there to watch the action and then we leave and then the next group comes
so the next 60. It’s packed in here already and there’s still two and a half hours
before we get to go in and see anything it’s crazy We’re on the move! Tsukiji is the
world’s biggest fish market and the tuna auction is serious business last year the
first tuna of the season sold for six hundred and thirty-two thousand dollars
and because it is such serious business in there we don’t know if we’ll be able to
talk so there’ll just be a lot of filming going on that was so quick fire it was really
exhilarating to watch I mean I don’t even know how they comprehend what they’re bidding for, what the price was. It was just over like that in two seconds, it was amazing. But all really quite calm. Very calm very orderly, it just got done it was pretty damn cool now
with all that fish we’ve been seeing it’s probably time to eat some wouldn’t you think? We’ve been awake pretty much all night so is it breakfast is it
dinner? it’s just sushi! Fish! we’re in the queue for sushi breakfast at Daiwa Sushi, don’t know how long we’ll be waiting but I’m sure it will be worth it. We’ve sat down at the sushi bar, there’s about 12 seats and I’m talking quite quietly because it’s quite quiet in here and quite intimate
so I don’t want to be too in-your-face We opted for the omakase set which is the chef’s choice It is amazing. Life changing sushi. I’m so devastated that that is over. That was absolutely phenomenal. I have no words it was just so so so spectacular my favorite was probably the otoro which
is the fatty belly of the tuna and I can see why they go for such huge
prices that was amazing! Oh wow phenomenal experience. Life changing! It was life-changing, sorry we didn’t talk much as Sheena said it was
very calm and quiet in there. Everyone was just in their moment. Yea and sometimes with
the camera it’s got a big microphone on top and stuff you want to be a bit
more subtle and not ruin it for other people so we kept it a little bit quiet.
What was your favorite of the array? So I loved the otoro- oh sorry you just said that – the tuna belly and also the uni which was the sea urchin we had uni sushi I think 2 vlogs ago this tasted completely different,
this just melted in your mouth and it was just
milky and creamy and so delicate ohhhh. How about you? Ummm, the tuna as well the one that we
started with oh my god it was like eating fish butter, heavenly and there was
also a little prawn just like a little side dish, no rice or anything, just a
tiny piece of a prawn with a little excuse me a little piece of shell on it
just grilled oh my god. It was like the prawn that kept on giving. The flavors
coming out of that thing unbelievable. So we had tuna belly, lean
tuna like the bit of the bright red tuna from the spine, squid, sea urchin, eel, a white fish sort of like kingfish maybe we weren’t quite sure. Tuna and salmon roe. Uhh what else? I think that’s about it. And we finished with the omelet. And the omelet what an array. It was incredible. Expensive but worth every penny. It was 3780 yen which is about $40 each I think. But well worth it. Well worth it! but we’ve now not
slept at all we’ve now spent more than all of our money for about three days so
I think we might head home get out of this rain have a sleep because it’s now
about I think nine o’clock in the morning and we just haven’t really been
to bed at all but Tsukiji fish market tuna auction
well worth a visit it is you know you have to get up early be there at about
2:00am. About 2:00am – I mean by by around 4:00-4:30am there was definitely no spaces left but if I was getting up that early to make sure you get in line I wouldn’t
be pushing it that late because you could well miss out
and it was a great experience. It was a phenomenal experience and make it special
and come over here so we’re very close to where the tour finished and make
it special and come and grab some sushi to start your day. At Daiwa Sushi. What an experience. Thank you so much for watching we hope we’ve inspired you to eat and explore like a traveler, not a tourist. See you next time. Sayonara!


I'm glad yall made it to this, love this place— but I skipped the auction entirely. I did it in Osaka instead where there seems to be no organization or limits at all. 6AM sushi FTW!

PS – I love how much enthusiasm you have that early!

Sheena's expressions during the omakase were priceless! Really really really enjoyed this day! Well done. 👍

another interesting side to Tokyo. that tuna action definately seems like serious business! you guys look so tired by the end LOL.

That early morning sushi looks stunnniiiinngggg arghhh I'm going to have to check that place out!

thanks guys!

Hi guys, we hope you enjoy this video, it was one of our favourite days in Tokyo! If you're enjoying our food and travel videos we'd love you to subscribe: and if you want more Japan content check out some more videos here: Thanks for watching! Thomas & Sheena

Of all Tsujiki auction videos, yours is the clearest and best quality. Thanks! By the way, do you happen to know what those yellow/orange slips mean that are slapped on the tuna?

Can't believe you guys actually went to the auction! Thank you so much for taking us with you. This video needs more views. You should add it to your Japan playlist, so it is easier to find.

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