If you’ve been keeping up with the news from Japan, you’ll know that melons are known to be very expensive. But did you know that “Sato Nishiki” cherries from Yamagata Prefecture are also on the expensive list? At this year’s first auction at the Yamagata market, half a kilo of cherries sold for 1 million yen. This all-time record was recorded on January 5.

Yamagata Prefecture is the largest producer of cherries in Japan and, of course, their quality is second to none. But is it really worth paying so much for half a kilo of cherries? It’s a question that many people ask themselves and which we will discuss in this blog.


From the sweet and unique taste to their limited season, “Sato Nishiki” cherries are considered a luxury in Japan. Not only are they a premium product, but they are also a symbol of status and elegance. If you are planning a trip to Japan during cherry season, you may have the opportunity to try them and decide for yourself if they are worth the price.

In short, Yamagata “Sato Nishiki” cherries are an expensive product but with unparalleled quality and taste. If you are looking for a unique and luxurious experience in Japan, these cherries are an option to consider.