Have you ever had sushi
for breakfast? -No.
-Are you willing to try? -Pizza.
-Pizza for breakfast? Yeah. Pizza, very good. Okay, there’s always the first time then.
Let’s go. [music] Ginza day. But first,
have you ever had sushi for breakfast? -No.
-There’s always the first time. If you’ve ever seen
older videos and articles about a famous tuna auction
that happens here in Tokyo, well, that used to happen here. There was a wholesale market
here at Tsukiji Market, but that closed in 2018. The famous auction moved
to a new site east of here called Toyosu. But as a visitor, you don’t get
the same experience anymore being right there
in the middle of the action, seeing everything, unless you book way,
way in advance, and there are very limited spots. If you just arrive,
you most likely are gonna watch it from the second floor
behind glasses, so I’m not sure it’s worth being there
at 5:00 in the morning anymore. Here at Tsukiji, the outer market
hasn’t changed. So, if you want to try
the freshest seafood ever, this is where you need to come. [music] As you’ve seen the market
the way it was before, you have to tell me how was it. Well, it wasn’t just these stalls. It was the big market
where you had all the fish out, laid out in buckets
for sale Have you seen the auction? -Yeah.
-How was it? It was fascinating. [laughs] -You don’t get to see it.
-No. [laughs] We’re getting started here
with something that seems more similar to our western palates, right? Eggs.
Let’s see how different it is. But she asked if I want
a sugar or no sugar. -I said no sugar.
-Chata (boring) -You wanted sugar?
-Go ahead and eat. Very hot. Mmm. It is kind of sweet. Eggs… sweet!
It’s good. It’s like a sweet omelet. I had to buy my own
because Renata didn’t want to give me any. -She doesn’t feed me.
-You’re so bad. That is Yoshizawa beef. It might be fantastic. One dish that she was preparing, ¥4500. Imagine, this at a street market! Although it’s a street market,
you see? Prices are not the cheapest here. You pay for the freshness here. Fish cake, please. Yeah. Look at this fish cake here. It’s super hot.
I think they just fried it. Very tasty, very tasty.
It’s so soft. The very fish fillet here. I just have no idea what fish this is. Mmm. Very good. Hai, konnichiwa!
(Yes, hello!) -Konnichiwa (hello) Sea urchins. [music] Gordon: What is this? Crab from Samundong -Ah, okay.
-Mixed. -There you go.
-That’s good. Yeah. Tofu outside,
vinegar rice inside, and crab on top with fish eggs. Ah. Mmm. Oh, my God.
It’s like a dream come true. So many flavors.
So, so worth it. -Isn’t it delicious?
-Get your own now. [laughs] I’m serious.
Get your own. [music] The shops here normally open
from 5:00 until around noon. That’s why you need
to be here in the morning. Look at the different cuts of tuna. The neck is where there’s more fat. [music] Three types of tuna here. And she asked if I wanted
with eggs on top. She said it’s traditional,
that I should try it. And I said yes. You don’t even need to bite.
It melts in your mouth. Oh, my God. It’s divine. This tuna is incredible. -Hi.
-Hi. -Strawberry and custard cream, please. -Custard cream. -Arigatou.
-Arigatou gozaimasu. For you and for me. [laughs] This seemed to be
the busiest stand in the entire market for this dessert here. I heard that the one with beans inside
is very traditional here. But when I saw this strawberry,
I can’t resist it. You’re all messy there now. [laughs] It’s like a kid eating Mmm. So different. I can see why you got
all full of powder. It’s the sugar outside. It’s a very interesting texture. Look at here inside. -You haven’t even bitten into it. -Go.
-No? Okay. The texture is like a flan. -Is that strawberry in the middle? -Strawberry in the middle.
It’s great for dessert. Wow, we had the catch of the day here. Fantastic tuna. Actually, everything that we ate
was really, really delicious. And we had it for a fraction
of what it would cost in the restaurants in Ginza. There you could easily pay
¥30,000 per person. Now, here it was not that cheap either. We spent ¥2300 in total. It was about US$23. We could have spent way more, but it was very delicious
and very, very worth it. Also, it was more than breakfast, actually. I feel this was my brunch. [music] How do you know when you’re in Ginza? When a purse costs US$1,300. [laughs] [music] After a 10-minute walk,
we’re in Ginza, Tokyo’s most exclusive neighborhood. And you got to come here
on a weekend in the afternoon because look at this, one of the main streets here
is shut down to traffic. And it becomes a huge
pedestrian-only street. This is Chuo-Dori Avenue. Would say this is like
the Fifth Avenue of Tokyo? -Yeah. That is funny.
It’s so hot outside Everyone seems to be here. And they even say here
that you can take pictures. Japanese are so polite
and they’re so organized. This is one of the newest malls
here in Ginza. Ginza Six. Look at how cool,
the store is totally open. No windows. You’re checking more food? -You’re hungry?
-Always. [laughs] More than 220 restaurants in Tokyo
have been awarded at least one Michelin Star. It’s a world record. This is more than twice compared
to the number two in the list, Paris. When you’re done with shopping or at least window shopping, just come to the top of the mall. There’s a sky garden here with a view. [music] You see a lot of landmarks here. It’s not a clear view
because we are on the 13th floor and there are lots
of skyscrapers ahead of us. Still, a very nice view,
good for a break. This mall was built on the side
of a very traditional department store in Ginza. It was called the Matsuzakaya Ginza. That store was from 1924 and it was built one year
after an earthquake that devastated Tokyo. The store actually helped
in the recovery of the city and it was very revolutionary
for the time. For you to have an idea,
people could come in wearing shoes. This is a very popular
Japanese clothing line, Uniqlo And this is their flagship store, the entire building. Look at that. Probably the most affordable products
we’ll find in Ginza. So, so thin. Perfect for a rainy day
in Southeast Asia, huh? -Uh-hmm. -The most affordable prices in Ginza. They have cashiers in every floor. Best hit collection.
You came to the best. Look at this view! This store is also famous
because you can personalize your clothes and do alterations.
Everything inside the store. [music] Aren’t you loving Tokyo? -Yeah.
-That was exciting. Look at how cool!
In certain parts of the street, they put these chairs here
with umbrellas for you to just sit down and relax. You don’t even need to buy anything. And things get busier here
after 2 or 3 p.m. because the buildings
will cover the sun and the entire street
is on the shade. Gordon, you are now standing
on probably the most expensive piece of land in entire world. Yeah, right here. Ah, because it says “G.” I can’t believe you! [laughing] -I can’t believe you.
-What? ♪ Like a G6,
Like a G6 ♪ [laughs] -Remember that music?
-No. Do you like what you see? -You like what you see?
-Hot, hot. [music]