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This Mario Kart Experience Will Rev Up Your Japan Trip

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Japan is a country that offers unique experiences. From food trips to different kinds of entertainment, the Land of the Rising Sun has you covered. Speaking of which, one of the coolest things to do in Japan is to go for a real-world Mario Kart experience. Yes, you can bring your Mario Kart fantasies to life with this activity! 

The concept behind this experience is simple: you drive a go-kart through different cities in Japan while you wear costumes of the characters in the game. You can drive through cities like Okinawa, Osaka, and Tokyo. Yes, you can explore the city on a go-kart. Yay, no more walking!       

Become your favorite Mario Kart characters by changing into the costumes of Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Bowser, and even Yoshi. Try to get the package where the helmet has a built-in camera so you can relive your experiences as often as you’d like and share it amongst friends.  

Some of the Go-karts also have Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to listen to music as you drive. Play your favorite Mario Kart song and you’re all set. It’s the perfect way to actually live a videogame. 

Here are other things you need to know about the different Mario Kart Experiences:

 

Okinawa

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Important Info-

• Starting Times: 
– 1-hr package: 10:00am / 12:00pm / 3:00pm / 5:30pm / 8:00pm
– 2-hr package: 9:00am / 12:00pm / 3:00pm / 6:00pm
– Please arrive 30 mins prior to starting time
• Meeting Point: 7-1, Higashi-cho, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
• Duration: 1 hr / 2 hrs

Route

• 1-hr Route
Naha Starting Point – Naha Airport – Kokusai Street
• 2-hr Route
Naha Starting Point – Naha Airport – Senagajima Island – Kokusai Street

 

 

Osaka Akiba

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Important Info

・Service Hours: 10:00am – 10:30pm
・Meeting Point: Akiba Kart Osaka
・Address: 3-3-9, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 556-0005, Japan
・Duration: ~2 hours

 

 

Tokyo MariCar Go-Kart Experience

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・Shinagawa Shop:
– Address: 1-23-15 Kita-Shinagawa Shinagawa ward Tokyo, Japan
– Contact Number: +81-80-9988-9988

– Duration: 2 hrs
– Route: Shinagawa Shop – Tokyo Tower – Roppongi – Shibuya – Shinagawa Shop
– Start Time: 10:00am / 1:00pm / 4:00pm / 7:00pm

 

Akihabara #1 Shop:
– Address: 4-12-9 Sotokanda Chiyoda ward Tokyo, Japan
– Contact Number: +81-80-8899-8899

– Duration: 2 hrs
– Route: Akihabara Shop – Tokyo Sky Tree – Asakusa – Ryougoku – Akihabara Shop
– Start Time: 10:00am / 1:00pm / 4:00pm / 7:00pm

 

・Akihabara #2 Shop:

– Address: 4-16-7 Kanda-Sakuma Chiyoda ward Tokyo, Japan
– Contact Number: +81-80-8899-8899

– Duration: 1 hr
– Route: Akihabara Shop – Ryougoku – Tokyo Sky Tree – Akihabara Shop
– Start Time: 10:00am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm / 4:00pm / 6:00pm / 8:00pm

 

・Shibuya Shop:
– Address: 15-3 Maruyama-Cho Shibuya ward Tokyo, Japan
– Contact Number: +81-80-9999-2525

– Duration: 1 hr
– Route: Shibuya Shop – Shibuya Crossing – Harajyuku – Omotesando – Shibuya Shop
– Start Time: 11:00am / 12:00pm / 1:00pm / 2:00pm / 3:00pm / 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:00pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm

 

Of note, there are professional guides to help you get comfortable and ensure you don’t get lost. In addition, we don’t recommend this experience for travelers that are pregnant or have the following medical conditions: asthma, epilepsy, heart disease and hypertension. 

You also need to take note that an international driving permit may be required to participate in this activity. A translated license to Japanese from your country of origin may be needed as well as your passport to participate in this activity.      

 

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