5 Most Expensive Food Finds in Japan

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  • There is no better way to enjoy Japan than to sample their finest delicacies, and there is no better way to empty your pockets than by tasting these 5 most expensive food finds of Japan.

    1. Nakazawa Milk

    For $40 per quart of milk from Nakazawa Foods Japan, you will have a great relaxing sleep and reduce your stress levels. The secret behind this stress-relieving expensive milk is that the cows are milked only once a week, making the hormone concentration in the milk higher than that in the average milk. It is said to contain four times as much melatonin, a hormone responsible for reducing stress and anxiety. Compared to other milk in the market, this one is perfect for those who are experiencing stress.

    2. Puffer Fish

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    Have you considered eating a poisonous delicacy? You will be amazed to know that the puffer fish, or fugu, is prepared in a way where a tiny amount of poison is left to give it a slight tingling feeling as you eat ti. Hence, in order to be able to prepare this at a restaurant, the chef must undergo a proper training and to get a license before preparing the delicate dish. So for starters, prepare around $100 to $500 and nothing less, because if things go awry, the outcome will be dreadful.

    3. Matsutake Mushroom

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    The most expensive mushrooms will only cost you around $2000 dollars per kilo. Though there are imported Matsuke Mushrooms from other countries like China and Korea, which are greatly cheaper than the domestic ones, the Japanese prefer fresh-harvested Matsuke Mushrooms handpicked from the local forests. It is said that the fresher the mushroom is the better the aroma and taste.

    4. Wagyu Beef

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    The most expensive beef in the world is found in Japan. Credits to the country’s method of farming. These Japanese cows are raised in a stress-free environment, fed the best hay and plants, and are given regular massages yielding to a high quality tenderized beef. The Wagyu beef is known for its fatty, well-marbled texture that melts in your mouth with every bite. The average price of a wagyu Beef Steak is $500 to $2000.

    5. Densuke Black Watermelon

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    The famous Densuke Black Watermelon’s average cost is around $250, but depending on the harvest, these watermelons can cost up to $4,000. In fact, there was once the first harvested watermelon (back in 2008) that was sold in an auction for $6,300, making it the most expensive watermelon ever. These rare watermelons are grown in Hokkaido, and there are only about 10,000 fruits produced every year.