If you've headed through Tokyo Station, Narita Airport, or Haneda Airport, it's likely that you've seen Tokyo Bananas on the shelves before. The regular variety of this much-loved snack is a banana-shaped sponge cake, filled with a banana-flavored custard cream - and anyone who has tried them likely knows they're addictively delicious. They also come in a range of limited-edition varieties with different designs and fillings, and one of the newest is a Pokémon-themed Tokyo Banana offering!
For those of you living in or close to Niigata Prefecture, you don't have to go all the way to Tokyo to get your hands on them. There will be a limited window from late February until early March where they will be sold at several different train stations across the region.
The themed Tokyo Bananas will be sold at NewDays convenience stores at the following stations:
- JR Niigata Station
- JR Nagaoka Station
- JR Tsubamesanjo Station
- JR Joetsu Myoko Station
- Echigo Tokimeki Railway's Naoetsu Station
They come in two varieties - a Pikachu themed Tokyo Banana with the regular banana custard cream filling, and an Eevee variety which has a caramel macchiato flavored filling. Both varieties come in a box of 8 for 1,188 yen (inclusive of tax), and the boxes themselves are adorably presented and perfect for gifting!
The sales period for these adorable snacks will be from February 26th (Friday) through until March 10th, 2021 (Friday), or until they're sold out - so get in fast!