Rent a Go-Kart and ride around Akihabara Tokyo!

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Rent go-karts and ride around Akihabara! You can dress up in costumes and discover driving through Akihabara, the Otaku paradise of Tokyo!

※ You must have a Japanese drivers licence, Japanese SOFA licence, or an International Drivers Permit ※

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  • Drive go-karts in the bustling Akihabara and feel the vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo
  • View the city from the street and see many amazing sites
  • Take a lot of pictures and have pictures taken of you by bystanders
  • Have plenty of fun!

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At the front desk of the facility

Important Information

Guests arriving without the required licence and/or international drivers permit will not be able to participate and unfortunately will not be eligible for any refund (please see 'what to bring' section).

What you need to bring

Drivers without a Japanese drivers licence or Japanese SOFA driving licence strictly MUST bring their passport and one set of the following:

1) A driving licence from Belgium, France, Germany, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland or Taiwan; and a official Japanese translation provided by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) or the country’s embassy or consulate in Japan.


2) Both a driving licence and an International Drivers Permit (IDP) based on the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
IMPORTANT: IDPs based on the 1968 Vienna Convention are NOT valid.

You can read more about IDPs here:

※ Please do not wear high heels, long skirts, or other clothing that can interfere with driving the go-kart.

Meet your host :
A Kart Akihabara
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Intermediate)

We are A Kart Akihabara who is offering go-karts experience in Tokyo!

We are located in Akihabara, which is a world-wide famous Japanese Otaku paradise(Manga,Anime,Cosplay and so on)!
You can drive go-karts without wearing a helmet and seat-belt on public road!(※You need a valid Japanese or international drivers' license.)
It definitely enables you to feel SUPER excited!
You can join by yourself, or join with your friends, family and take a lot of fun pictures with costumes.

We are sincerely looking forward to seeing you!

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Reviews (91)

  • Sunny Sunny

    It was amazing and unforgetable!

    This was a amazing experience to travel around tokyo with Mario Kart Drive!

  • Guy Guy

    Lots of fun and a good way to get to know areas of Tokyo

    Had heaps of fun go karting around Tokyo... definitely worth getting a guide to go with you... He did everything to help us make a film of the experience and when we got cold whilst driving at night our guide bought us a warm tea from a vending machine to warm us up... unfortunately they didn't have any super mario costumes... I think maybe because Nintendo are taking legal action... I'm pretty sure you can get them nearby though

  • Koon Yin Koon Yin

    Cool ride~

    Fun driving in Tokyo just one feet above the road
    Surprised that no seat belt nor helmet is needed though

  • Jimmy Jimmy

    Cheap and Easy!

    Highly recommended a guide, especially if you've never driven in Tokyo. The guide knew exactly where to stop for the best photo ops and took the stress out of having to navigate, while showing you to enjoy the sights!

  • 丁琳 丁琳

    cool experience

    it's very funny and happy

  • Jermaine Jermaine

    Best experience in Japan

    It was an awesome experience however, the owner said we couldn't take any pictures and we had to put our phones away so I can't share any pictures because I didn't take any.

  • Jaq Jaq

    Great way to finish in Japan!

    Booked in for our last day in japan and it was great!we only did an hour we could of done 2 but still extremely happy with our hour! We had a guide with us cause we wouldn't of been confident doing it alone! Great idea and the costumes made our mario kart dreams come true!

  • Richard Richard

    Fun and unique experience!

    This is a great way to experience the streets of Tokyo, and it offers a unique way to see some of the attractions such as the Tokyo Skytree. Driving on the streets is a lot less scary than I thought it would be, and I found it relatively to adjust after a few minutes on the road. I would highly recommend having a guide unless you are already comfortable navigating the streets already!

  • Peter Peter

    Amazing experience! highly recommend it!

    My family and friends loved this experience! Even though we were running a little late, the host still took their time to ensure that we got to ride around Akihabara for an hour. The host was super friendly and was taking pictures for us throughout our ride.

    I highly recommend go-karting around Akihabara! One of the highlights of our Japan trip!

  • Chelsea Chelsea

    Fun & unique Tokyo experience!

    We had so much fun running around in our carts, even though it was 50 degrees and raining outside. Such a unique experience that I think only Tokyo would sanction. The owner was helpful and friendly. My only suggestion would be to either have a guide or actually plan out where to drive while in the carts.

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