Vroummmm! Vroummmm ! Tie your belt and hang on! Come live the unforgettable experience of Mario Kart for real ! Yes, the company MariCar offers different races in kart in the most popular districts of Tokyo. As a bonus, you have at your disposal hundreds of costumes from various universes including the most popular, those of Mario, Luigi or Yogi.
All you need to participate in these races is a driving license. The routes are in the heart of Tokyo, on the roads where cars and trucks run. Depending on the type of the driving license (international or your country of origin), it will have to be translated by an official Japanese federation (for example JAF, Japan Automobile Federation). On the day of the race, don't forget to take the original of your driving license and the copy of the translation (do not do as Pierrick, he just took the copy of his driving license and the original translation LOL). For those who do not have a driving license like me (or those who have young children but want to participate in a tour anyway), they also propose the accompaniment in a car behind the kart group for 3,000 yen / person. So no longer need to hesitate or looking for a babysitter while you drive ;p
The rates vary according to the route and the time of travel. Pierrick chose the longest course (3 hours ...). But it is also one where we passes through the most popular places of Tokyo. It costs 11,000 yen per person but you can benefit of a reduction to 8,000 yen against the promise to advertise on the social networks of MariCar. In this route, you will start from Shinagawa (where the local of MariCar is located), first you'll go to the Rainbow Bridge for Obaiba. You will take a break on the Decks and take pictures in front of the mini statue of Liberty and the Rainbow Bridge as we do. Then you will take the road to the Tokyo Tower and take a break there to do the group photo (offered to each participant). Afterwards, you will cross the Roppongi district and head towards the Shibuya area where you will have a last break and go through by Kart on the famous crossing in the heart of Shibuya. The other two races have in common the passage to the Tokyo Tower and Roppongi, the difference is that you will choose between going to Shibuya or to Obaiba, since the tour lasts only 2 hours. The price is 8000 yen (or 6000 yen with the reduction pub social networks).
If you want to try, send them an email to reserve a niche. Do it with a little bit of advance anyway, these are tours that are very popular. A good tip: there is more room on weekdays from Tuesday to Thursday.Propose them several slots (half a day, it will be easier). There! You have now all the necessary and sufficient information to live this magical experience. All that to become children again for the time you ride the kart, it is not expensive for the experience :)