[Tokyo: Tsukiji] Sushi Dai vs. Sushi Daiwa

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo.

if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market shouldn’t be unfamiliar to you. especially half of this world renowned market is going to be relocated in 2016 so this year is the only last chance you have to enjoy Tsukiji as it is. and if you’re planning on a trip there already.. you might probably have heard of the most famous sushi restaurant bar in Tsukiji, Sushi Dai. BUT, you might’ve also heard of the sushi bar a few shops away, called Sushi Daiwa. and as a sushi enthusiast as myself, I went to both.

okay, actually because of my budget, I could barely afford such luxury but I skimped throughout my whole Tokyo trip for it. so it better be worth it. so at first, I was dying to look for someone to be kind enough to go with me to Tsukiji as NOBODY wanted to wake up early and queue for hours just for good sushi.

sushi dai queue

I started queuing for Sushi Dai from 6:15AM as soon as I’ve reached (my friends told me how it was complicating to find bla bla but I found it ridiculously easy to find. just google for the directions from Tsukijishijo Station to Sushi Dai and screen cap it. then use it as your guide there. =). that’s what I did for EVERYTHINGGG hahaha.) Continue reading “[Tokyo: Tsukiji] Sushi Dai vs. Sushi Daiwa”

[Tokyo: Tsukiji] Tsukiji Fish Market

well, not exactly INSIDE the market but it was those lanes of shops outside it. to my horror, it was closed on the day I went T_T. (LIKE WHY ON THAT DAY OUT OF ALLLL DAYS.) so do not repeat my mistake. DO NOT GO ON WEDNESDAYS. =(. I remember I checked before going and I thought it was closed on Tues. OH WELL. =(.

according to my friend living in Japan, he said that the famous tuna fish auction is limited everyday and you’ll have to get there at 5am in order to witness it. heck. 5am? what am I going to do after that? fish shopping? =S. but it’s alright because other than the inner market, you can stroll around the outer market even at 9am =D. I was actually very determined to try out Sushi Dai. BUT IT WASN’T OPEN TOO. =(. the other branch outside doesn’t open so early either. =/.

but even so, I actually had a better view of the stalls OUTSIDE the Tsukiji market area where I guess that probably most foreigners would rush into Tsukiji market and neglect the beauty of the stalls outside. this set of pictures would really be one of my favourite even though it wasn’t inside Tsukiji market. and surprisingly, there were actually many japs fish shopping there! =D.


one of the many lanes. Continue reading “[Tokyo: Tsukiji] Tsukiji Fish Market”