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Fruits 2012/11/2 23:29
I'll be going to Tokyo more than 1 week later. Can I know what are the fruits of the season? Would I be able to savour the famous Hokkaido melon?

Would it be possible to bring home some of these items? Either to check into boxes, or hand carry..

Thank you!
by me (guest)  

Re: Fruits 2012/11/3 01:13
Yubari melons are not selling in winter. Yet you may find some places (fruits shops) who are selling melons. But I don't think they are from Hokkaido. And I wouldn't call them season fruits.

The season furits now are apples and mandarin oranges (mikan, which is a unique kind here). Persimmons can be it as well.

I guess it is possible to take the fruits out but not sure if your home country will allow you to bring them in due to a quarantine issue.
by Jay Kay (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fruits 2012/11/3 19:26
Yes, Mikan is just representative winter fruits in Japan.
Kotatsu-mikan http://goo.gl/qALfh
KagamiMochi http://goo.gl/h6SU3 (New Year's decorations)

BTW, SenbikiYa and Takano are the most famous fruits shops in Tokyo.
by ajapaneseboy (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fruits 2012/11/5 00:08
Thank you for the replies!

Can I know if muskmelons are in the season now? I read that there are a few day tours to Yamanashi to pick grapes and apples. Are these common in the stores too?
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Re: Fruits 2012/11/5 20:42
as far as i remeber when you see prices of fruit...you will think twice before buy because it is insanely expensive.
i remember i saw somekind of weird ananas shaped fruit that cost something like 50000yen!!!
by robocoder rate this post as useful

Re: Fruits 2012/11/6 01:07
Yes,indeed! Japanese fruits are so attractive n also way too expensive in my country! Which is why I thought I should get them from Japan instead.. But alas...
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Re: Fruits 2012/11/10 14:33
There may be some very expensive fruits in Japan, but locals eat more affordable ones.

Today I bought Japanese orange (Mikan) and persimmon (Kaki). Six persimmons (1.2 kg) are sold at 380 yen and 12 Japanese orange are 200 yen.

Enjoy Japanese fruits!
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