Tokyo Streets Dominated By Real-Life Mario Karts


Keith Tsuji Getty Images Mario Karts Tokyo

Your childhood dream comes true every month on the streets of Tokyo.

This weekend, large groups of your favorite characters from Mario Kart zipped through big road to tiny alleys, in full on cosplay fashion. Thanks to a go-cart rental company Akiba Cart who organizes monthly events in Japan’s capital for fans of the great Nintendo game to dominate busy streets in costumes and decked out engines.

Based in the Akihabara district, Akiba Cart is Japan’s first rental go-kart service with vehicles that can be cruised on public streets. In order to be part of the fun, make sure to bring your international license. Since these go-karts are legally classified as a microcars (a category between a car and a scooter), you don’t need to wear a helmet or a seat belt while driving. With an automatic switch, these go-carts are pretty easy to drive and the speed is around 60km/hour.


Photos: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images

Check out this video from back in May 2014:

Courtesy: YouTube

Throwback a little more, here’s another from January 2014:

Courtesy: YouTube

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