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01 June 2006 @ 02:40 pm
Japan is expensive!!  

Yes...... Those melons are 1280 yen..! That's roughly $12.00 a melon! I mean.... they're cantaloupes and honeydew! They sell for a few dollars in America.

I've been meaning to post about this forever.... Fruit is SO EXPENSIVE in Japan! Strawberries routinely sell for $5 for a small pack... you know, the same price that I could often buy a half a flat for in Washington! Apples and pears often cost a few dollars EACH for the cheap ones. I mean, wow.... it's so high, it's almost unimaginable... o.o;;I could buy 15 apples for a few dollars in Washington... I won't even go into the insane cost of cherries and watermelons... o.o

I am sad for my wallet! I really love fruit! ^^*
Current Mood: shocked
❮CHIIAE❯: 14chiiae on June 1st, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
O_____O So expensive!!
I practically live off fruit.
Cherries are usually expensive at my store (well at least the more expensive fruit than the others)...so thinking about the price in Japan...*cringe*
Msakuraevolution on June 1st, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
waaaaaaah! now there's graffiti on the picture!
...damn, I should fly to Japan with a suitcase of melons to sell and my tuition would be paid!
Sherrysherryillk on June 1st, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Washington is different though! Apples and pears, strawberries and cherries (not so sure about the cherries but they're grown here in Oregon and we basically grow the same sorts of fruits) -- all can be grown there and are usually in abundance during different seasons so they get to be so cheap.

Oh! Have you had the musk melon? I've been told by my Japanese professor that it's highly prized.
jean_kun on June 1st, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
EH? Maji de? I thought the yen conversion nowadays was $1 = 116 yen, or something, so I think that the melons would cost about $12, right? I dunno, I could be wrong! But still, it's so expensive!!! Maybe Japan doesn't have enough fruit farms like in America?! Oh man, I wonder how much watermelons cost there, I love watermelon D:
slytherinblackslytherinblack on June 1st, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
lol I'm thinking the . just got eaten by typing.
(no subject) - jean_kun on June 1st, 2006 06:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Hikaru & Kaoru [Uh...that was...]alsie on June 1st, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Damn. x_X ...Strawberries, it seems to depend, really. Usually it's whether they're in season or not, though generally I see them as an expensive fruit, compared to most. Then again, most berries are on the pricey side. I saw a 1lb thing of blueberries the other day for $6 or so. >_____< I could go and pick that many, for a third of the price!
pikunpikun on June 1st, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
One of the extravaganza of living in my country, for them, is making fresh fruit juice as much as they pleased. At least that's what I got from watching my sensei-tachi =). One of them even had his first avocado juice here (he said his family usually cook it as part of veggie soup).

They still cringe though whenever they see us happily eating durian >:) (how much this smelly fruit cost there?)
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on June 1st, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
ahaha durian ^^
strange that there seem to be no middle ground for it. either you love it or you hate it.
(no subject) - hinoai on June 1st, 2006 07:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on June 1st, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
Usually maybe cause it's imported?? I maybe wrong but I think it's because the earthquakes factor and farmers are unwilling to risk their crop by raising the fruit themselves unless it's for short term. That's why so any are expensive
Glenburning_batsu on June 1st, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
I hope you mean $12.00, not $1,200 :P *assumes she forgot the decimal point*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on June 1st, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just forgot the decimal point. ^^ It's there now! It's still WAY too expensive!
ilychluna on June 1st, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)

Those are really expensive ones...XD...Fruits are expensive too in my country..especially if they are not in season.

*pats your back* But I hope you enjoyed your fruits since it caused you a lot just to buy them. =)
バク: Tongari Porn { - Nice Tsubass - }shuyuki on June 1st, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
Wah, so expensive. o_o;; Reminds me of that cube-ish watermelon. XD
noxxycat on June 1st, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
Jeez, thats expensive. o_o Fruit here is generally cheap, though banana's are really expensive and really green right now due to a fire or something. I think i'd stop eating melon if i lived in Japan. XD
(Anonymous) on June 1st, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)
Bananas are really expensive because most of the supplies were destroyed in the cyclone that hit Queensland a few months ago, not because of a fire...just thought I let you know ^^;;
lilly_lethelilly_lethe on June 1st, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
yessssss, the price of strawberries are far too much over here. It makes me very sad. T_T
超ちゃ人: 0 comments (;____;)chochajin on June 1st, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
Woah ! That´s REALLY expensive x___X but isn´t it only that expensive in and around Tokyo ?

That´s really a pity o_O .. uwah now I´m hungry XD *going to search for some fruits*
-stringalchemist on June 1st, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
Oh wows. It's so expensive to be healty x__x
Nakanishi Ryonbrothersleep on June 1st, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
omg, if i ever get to japan, all my scholarship money is gonna be wasted on fruit. x_o