Take Kauai Sugarloaf pineapple to Japan [please see important update]

UPDATE:  Unfortunately, as of October 2018, pineapple is no longer allowed into Japan.


We've learned that it's easy to take our pineapple to Japan from regular customers. Here are first hand accounts – in Japanese and in English – of how it works.

Carryon pineapple or pack protected in a hard shell checkin bag. The US Agriculture inspection is not needed for flights to Japan. On arrival in the baggage claim area before customs inspection take pineapple to the agricultural inspection station where they will have a look and give you a stamp of approval most likely. Show the stamp to the customs inspector. 
More info here but you shouldn't need it, it's easy.

Jude Huber
Jude Huber