Fruit in Japan is expensive. Maybe except for bananas, but probably compared to the homeland bananas are also expensive. This year we have been blessed by friends who have very generously given us fruit or bought fruit when they were on trips up north. (Because a lot of fruit is grown up north the prices are significantly cheaper when you shop at a local produce shop.)
A woman in our church comes from a family of apple farmers and so when I discovered the connection I asked if we could order direct. This year she ordered on our behalf and we are receiving monthly shipments of apples. It’s an amazing connection to have. We have already finished our first box! Yum!!!