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 Driving 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 Driving 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 Driving 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 (148)

  • Koon Ho Koon Ho


    very Happy Day

  • Lisa Lisa

    It's a must - Rent a Go-Kart and ride around Akihabara Tokyo!

    What a blast! Highlight of our Japan trip and something we would do again and again! Our tour guide (optional; not required) was the most friendly person ever. He was always smiling and taking pictures of us to share afterwards. Our tour started at 9AM which was perfect since the weather was still cool (tour took placed in September). Our tour guide navigated us to the tourist attractions and help us take pictures with it in the background. I would rate this experience a 5 star from a scale of 1-5! It's definitely worth it and SUPER DUPER fun and different as you are in go-karts in live traffic. No, it's not scary especially with a tour guide who is more familiar with the directions.

  • Zhenting Zhenting

    awesome experience

    It's really an awesome experience! Recommend to try!

  • Phillipa Phillipa

    so fun!

    very good fun, the guide is very knowledgeable and safe! when we went out it started raining so he took us a safer way.

  • Chun An Chun An

    Awesome experience!

    What a great experience! The guide was very nice and funny as well. Looking forward to another meeting!

  • Sheldon Sheldon

    YES YES YES!!!

    YES YES AND YES!!!! A must do if you are able to visit Akihabara. The guide was amazing and very helpful. The sights were unreal!! The onlookers made the experience that much cooler. One of the best things I've done so far in Japan.

  • Jackie Jackie

    Great experience

    Our guide was so nice and helpful! It was a great way to explore Tokyo, we had a blast.

  • Kylie Kylie

    Go kart fun in central tokyo

    What a blast! Get kitted up in your pick of amusing onesies and character outfits, then hit the streets in your very own Go-kart. It was an exhilarating hour, went by so quickly and the guide was great. A definite "must-do" in Tokyo.

  • Scooter Scooter

    A personalised go-cart experience in Tokyo!

    While the costumes weren't as flash as the competitor's, the advantage of going with A Kart Akihabara is that you're not stuck in a big group of 'Marios' who may or may not know how to drive a cart. We had a personalised tour, just the two of us and our guide. We got to decide where we wanted to go, we got to go FAST, and our guide took great photos of us with various Tokyo sites behind us.
    We had a great time and thoroughly recommend this adventure!

  • Steven Steven

    Excellent fun!

    We had a great time driving through Tokyo while wearing costumes. Our guide took pictures of us and was very accommodating with our time slot. We were scheduled to ride at 10am, but asked if he had another group. He said yes and agreed to have us return at the later time to ride a as a big group.

    The only compliant I have is the lack of costumes. It's not a large selection and he didn't have any mario characters.

    Overall, we felt safe the whole time driving through the city and would recommended it to anyone.