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1 or 2-Hour Original Street Go-Kart Experience in Akihabara

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Enjoy an expertly-guided 1 or 2-hour go-kart ride in Tokyo, cruising from the historic Tokyo Station to lively Akihabara, in anime-themed custom karts.

Highlights

  • Drive through the streets of Akihabara in a go-kart, sporting your chosen anime or video game character costume.

  • Feel the thrill at 40km/h, all in a safe custom-made kart led by an expert.

  • Marvel at the juxtaposition of history and modernity as you drive past Tokyo Station's red brick walls and the luxurious lanes of Ginza.

  • Revel in the otaku mecca, Akihabara, amidst anime shops, high-tech hubs, and buzzing manga spots — truly, a fan's paradise.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour go-karting experience in Akihabara

  • 2-hour go-karting experience (optional)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Insurance

  • Costume rental

  • Photos

Exclusions

  • Rental action cameras and gear

  • MicroSD cards

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 7 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Zoom through Tokyo's anime hub

Whiz through the electric streets of Tokyo's Akihabara in a go-kart, donned in your favorite anime costume. The 1-hour experience begins in Akihabara, the hub of anime, manga, and video game culture. Here, after a brief safety rundown, you'll get to pick out and wear your favorite anime or video game character's costume. Feel the rush as you ride past the historic Tokyo Station with its iconic red-brick facade, the upscale boulevards of Ginza, and the otaku paradise of Akihabara itself. Solo adventurers or groups, this fun ride is for everyone. Just bring your international driving permit and passport.

Diverse scenes of Tokyo with an experienced guide

As you dart through Tokyo's streets, a skilled guide will provide insights into the city's rich history and culture. Starting at the Akihabara shop, ride past Tokyo Station — a testament to resilience, having withstood both the Great Kanto Earthquake and World War II bombings. The next stop is Ginza — Tokyo's luxury shopping district is renowned for its high-end boutiques and vibrant entertainment scene, with attractions like the Imperial Palace. Immerse yourself in the heart of Akihabara, a mecca for otaku culture, home to numerous anime and manga shops along with high-end tech stores.

What's not allowed

  • Licenses issued from countries that are not under the 1949 Geneva Convention (such as China, Indonesia, Mexico, and Qatar) will not be allowed to drive in Japan.

  • Guests aged 17 and under are restricted from participating in this experience.

  • The experience is not accessible for pregnant women and people with back and neck problems.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: flip-flops, sandals, and high heels.

Additional information

  • Participants will need an International driving permit (IDP) issued under the 1949 Geneva Convention to drive in Japan.

  • For Australian driver's license holders, you need to obtain an International Driving Permit from either AAA, NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAA, RAC, RACT or AANT before you leave Australia. Any other permits issued by other unauthorized associations are not recognized in Japan.

  • Participants with licenses issued from Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, or Monaco would be required to obtain a Japanese Translation of their license from the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).

  • Participants must carry their physical International Driving Permit (or original country license and official translation for some countries) and original passport.

  • If you are in the U.S. military, you will be eligible to drive with either your SOFA (USFJ Form 4EJ) Permit or state-side license and Active Duty Uniformed Military ID.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your experience to avoid any delays. Please bring your physical permits or necessary documents and physical passport with you.

  • 2-hour go-karting option is available between July 01 and August 31, 2024, and the course goes through Akihabara, Shibuya Crossing, and Imperial Palace.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your experience to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at Street Kart Akihabara Shop no 1.

  • Address: 4 Chome-12-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan.

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