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Real Life Mario Kart Osaka Tour

Yes, real-life Mario Kart go-karting is a thing that you can do in Osaka Japan! Go Karting in the streets isn’t banned – so no matter rumors you’ve heard, it’s still very legal and very fun! You can still rent and ride go-karts with a tour crew throughout the streets of Osaka in style.

We’re going to go over the best place that offers this go-kart tour in Osaka, the price, what to expect, and everything you need to sign up and go.

You’ll also want to read through our full breakdown of the tour over on our real life Mario kart Japan tour guide where we answer any additional questions you might have.

How To Do The Mario Kart Osaka Tour?

Overview

Requirements

Before you jump into the driver seat of a go kart in Osaka and cruise through the busy streets of Japan like in the video game Mario Kart, you need to make sure that you have one of the following:

  • A valid Japanese driver’s License (Japanese driving license)
  • A passport with an international driving permit
  • An International driving permit
  • Or a SOFA driving license for US Forces in Japan

For more information on the different types of licenses allowed, be sure to check out this article on the official website here.

Safety Measures

According to the company’s website, they use go-karts that are a custom made mini car and are fully compliant with the governing laws in Japan. Safety regulations exceed the safety requirements set forth by police officials and while it is a ton of fun, they prioritize making sure that it’s also very safe for all guests on the tour. While riding around through Osaka, your group will be accompanied and led by a tour guide that you will follow around.

The go kart models

Make sure to wear appropriate clothing when you arrive. Heels and long skirts aren’t allowed. While driving around, be responsible and don’t do anything to put yourself or anyone else in danger.

Options

They offer plenty of options for go kart tours. Along with costumes available to cruise around in style, your group can also put on and use communication bands to speak to each other while driving. You can also rent cameras to snap photos as well.

The cameras are 4k quality and take solid pictures and videos. If you decide to bring your own camera, you can even buy a microSD card in their shop before taking off.

Every street kart has its own Bluetooth speaker so you can play whatever music you prefer.

Their costume rentals let you ride around in style and get as weird and wacky as you want.

How To Reserve

Make sure you contact the company ahead of time to ensure they have availability for when you’re wanting to go. They can be reached via Facebook, email, phone, and on their website’s contact form. For more information, visit their website here.

Go kart rules

You will also need to accept the terms of service and make sure you have your valid driver’s license available, as mentioned earlier in this article.

Once you sign up, you’ll need to confirm your email and you should be ready to go.

How It Works

  1. Be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early on the day of your tour. You should expect your tour to proceed regardless of the weather, so if the day of you find that it’s stormy outside, make sure you dress appropriately.
  2. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to show your reservation and your valid driver’s license and your ID/Passport.
  3. You’ll then be handed your wristband and be asked to fill out a short survey.
  4. You can then put any belongings into your locker that you won’t be taking with you and will pick out any costumes you want to wear.
  5. Once everyone that will be going on the tour is ready, the guide will explain how things will work and will give a short safety briefing.
  6. It’s karting time! Have fun while cruising around the streets of Osaka.

Pricing

Go kart pricing

It will cost you ¥17,500 JPY ($118.02 USD) per person and the tour wil last for around 1 1/2 – 2 hours of driving. The price includes the go-kart rental, the fuel cost for the gas, the costume rental, the tour guide, photos, and any taxes.

If you decide to rent cameras from the shop, you’re looking at an additional ¥300 JPY. MicroSD cards sold at their shop also cost the following prices based on the size purchased:

  • 8GB – ¥750
  • 16GB – ¥1500
  • 32GB – ¥2500

Experience

You will be riding around throughout Osaka, Japan. This tour will primarily focus on the center of Osaka and you will see places like Umeda, Osaka Castle (Nakano Island), and Namba Station.

Summary

This company that offers the Super Mario Kart go karting tour in Osaka is quite popular. There are lots of reviews from people who have taken the tour in the past and just about all of them are positive. If you’re looking for a super fun experience while visiting Osaka City that you’ll remember for years to come, you should definitely consider this go kart tour!

Be sure to check out our Mario Kart Tokyo Tour guide as well.

Jonathan Z

Jon is one of the two Jons that runs Kuuki. He's a big fan of Nintendo, cats, and Japanese culture. He dreams of one day living abroad in Japan, but for now will settle for simply writing about it.

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