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Mario Kart Fans Can Drive Around In Nintendo-Style Go-Karts In Japan

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Mario Kart Fans Can Drive Around In Nintendo-Style Go-Karts In Japan

Mario Kart fans can rent specially customised go-karts in Japan to travel around major cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto in style.

There are various companies in the country that offer Nintendo-style go-kart experiences, which let people zip around the city while dressed as their favourite video game character.

According to Voyagin, a tours and activities online booking platform, a short course in Tokyo booked through its site costs from £47.11 ($66.88), with the price including go-kart rental for 45-60 minutes, a guide, face mask, shades, fuel and an optional costume.

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You'll just need to bring a Japanese driver's license, Japanese SOFA license or an International Driving Permit to get involved.

Voyagin offers courses in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

The site says of a course on offer in Akihabara, Tokyo: "Rent go-karts and ride around Akihabara - cosplay as your favorite characters and blaze through the streets of Tokyo's gaming, anime, and manga mecca!"

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There are also many glowing reviews from happy customers, with one writing: "This experience was more than worth the price of admission. Where else will you get to see the sites of a major city from the seat of a go-kart.

"My tour guide was amazing and took pictures all throughout the journey. I highly recommend the longer two hour trip as we got to see many more sites."

Another wrote: "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."

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Another website offering such experiences is Street Kart, which promises an 'extremely exciting and must-have experience' for tourists in Tokyo.

Street Kart says its custom-made go-karts are fully compliant with local governing laws in Japan, while safety regulations 'exceed' police requirements.

The website explains: "Just imagine yourself on a custom made go-kart specifically tailored to realize the Real Life SuperHero Go-Karting experience!

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"Dress up in your favorite character costume, playing the music of your choice and driving through the city of Tokyo. All eyes on you guarantee!

"You can ride with a group or ride privately, Street Kart is fully equipped to make your experience a very important one."

Along with costumes to rent, customers can also record the experience on a 4K action camera, and the karts all come equipped with bluetooth speakers so you can whizz along to your favourite tunes.

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Topics: Entertainment, News, Nintendo, Japan

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