Crazy Things You Can Only Find in Japan

Crazy expensive fruits

If you cringed at out-of-season produce prices in your own grocery store, you’ll get even bigger sticker shock at high-end fruit stores in Japan. Expensive fruits are a status symbol in the gift-giving culture, which explains why you can find pears for $19, strawberries for $5 apiece, and melons for $125 in some stores. Here’s why fruit is so expensive in Japan.