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Real Life Mario Kart Tokyo Tour

You heard right, real-life Mario Kart go-karting is a real thing that you can do in Tokyo Japan! Anyone who says that go-karting is banned in the streets of Japan doesn’t know what they’re talking about. You can still rent and ride go-karts with a crew throughout the streets of Tokyo.

In this article, we’ll be going over the best service to rent these go-karts from, how much it costs, and everything you need to get started.

Also, be sure to check out our full breakdown over on our real life Mario kart Japan tour guide for any other questions you might have.

How To Do The Mario Kart Tokyo Tour?



Before you can hop in the driver’s seat of a go kart in Tokyo and cruise through the streets of Tokyo, you’ll need to make sure that you have own of the following:

  • A valid Japanese driver’s License
  • An International driving permit
  • Or a SOFA driving license

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

Safety Measures

The custom go karts used on the Mario Kart Tokyo tour

According to the company’s website, they use go karts that are custom made 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 definitely lots of fun, they prioritize making sure that it’s also very safe. During your ride through Tokyo, you’ll be escorted around by a tour guide who you will follow through the city streets and famous landmarks.

When you arrive on the day of, make sure you are wearing the appropriate clothing. You can’t wear heels, standard, or extra long skirts. While out and about, be sure you drive responsibly and you’ll have an amazing once in a lifetime experience.


They offer lots of additional options for both private and group karting excursions. You can put on little bands to be able to communicate with your friends while you’re driving around in separate karts. There are also cameras available to snap photos while cruising around.

The cameras are 4k quality and take solid pictures and videos. You can also opt to bring your own camera or bring your own/buy a microSD card in their shop before taking off.

Every street kart has its own Bluetooth speaker so you can cruise while listening to your favorite tunes.

No go kart experience would be complete without the ability to rent costumes to wear so you can cruise around in style. They have a vast assortment of different options to choose from so you can get wacky and weird.

How To Reserve

You’ll need to reach out to the company ahead of time to see if there is availability for when you’re planning to go. You can do so through Facebook, email, phone, their website’s contact form, etc. You can find all of this information on their website here.

You’ll also need to make sure that you accept their terms of service and have a valid driver’s license required as we mentioned above.

How to reserve a go kart

After signing up, you’ll just need to confirm your email regarding your reservation and then you’re all set. This is the same as the Mario Kart Shibuya tour as well.

How It Works

  1. You’ll want to arrive for your reservation at their shop around 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour will usually continue regardless of the weather, so keep this in mind if there ends up being a storm the day you booked. You’ll want to make sure you dress appropriately.
  2. When you get there, you’ll show them your reservation and your valid driver’s license (either a Japanese driving license or international driver’s license) and ID/Passport.
  3. They will give you a wristband and ask you to fill out a short questionnaire.
  4. You’ll then be asked to put any belongings that you won’t be taking with you into your assigned locker and then have you pick out the costume you want to wear.
  5. When everyone is all ready, the guide will give you a rundown on what to expect.
  6. Time to hit the streets of Tokyo and have fun!


Pricing for the tour

You can expect to pay around ¥17,500 JPY ($118.02 USD) per person for around 1 1/2 – 2 hours of driving on the tour. This fee includes the Mario Karts rental, the fuel cost for the gas, the costume rental of your favourite character, the tour guide who is leading the group, amazing photos, and any applicable taxes.

Do keep in mind that renting the shop’s cameras yourself will incur additional charges of ¥300 JPY. The microSD cards that they offer at the shop also cost the following prices based on the size purchased:

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


During the tour, you’ll be driving through the bayside of Tokyo. When stopped at red lights and stop signs, you can expect people at the crosswalks and on street corners to wave and take pictures.


This company that offers the Super Mario Kart go karting tour in Tokyo Bay is quite popular. They have tons of great reviews online and just about everyone who takes this tour seems to have a good time. If you’re looking for a fun off the wall adventure while visiting Tokyo, this tour is definitely one that should be on your bucket list. It’s something you’ll remember for years to come!

Be sure to also check out our guide for the Mario Kart Osaka Tour 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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