I am curious on why this melon is particularly expensive. I found an article on the Net, which mentioned that the melon is actually brought as a gift to an important client, to a person to whom a debt of gratitude is owed, or to a sick friend as a get-well gesture. For Japanese, they usually don’t eat the very best for themselves. They set it aside for others as a gift.
The most prized melon plants is assume as the same as an ancient Bonsai tree. They’re farmed in specially-designed greenhouses in select locations throughout Japan, in which the air is conditioned and the moisture level of the soil is carefully moderated. Melon vines are trimmed to allow only three melons to grow, and when they reach a certain level of maturity, two of the three melons are cut off to allow the supreme melon all the nutrients that the vines have to give.
In this picture you can see that the honeydew were priced at 10,500 Yen, 8,400 Yen & 12,600 Yen!
Metro station: Shibuya
Location: Tokyu Department Store basement. The entrance is near Hachikō statue.