The expensive Japanese fruit parlor in Tokyo


It is the flagship store of the Sembikiya fruit emporium. Run by the same Samurai-descendant family since 1834, Sembikiya began as a discount fruit store. But the wife of the second-generation owner decided they could make more money the other way around.

It is a gift shop. Sembikiya management estimates that 80-90 percent of their products are bought as gifts as it’s customary in Japan to give high-end fruits as presents for formal occasions like weddings, business transactions, and hospital visits.

$21 per apple “Sekai-ichi”

$212 for a square watermelon

$69 for a twelve-pack of Queen Strawberries

Cherries for $159.50 per box ($4 per cherry)
A medly of 6 fruits for $170.