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1 or 2-Hour Street Go-Kart Experience: Akiba Kart

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Drive through the vibrant city of Osaka in a mini-car to all the popular sites. Dress up as your favorite hero and become the center of attention as you speed past tourists. Catch on with the craze!


  • Explore Osaka’s bustling streets and historic spots, including Namba and the impressive Osaka Tower, all from your go-kart.

  • Your English-speaking guide will lead the way, ensuring you hit all the top sights and learn about each spot as you go.

  • Suit up in your choice of fun costumes (Pikachu or Mario) and become a moving attraction. Everyone on the streets will be snapping away.

  • You can choose to drive around the city at the time slot of your choice with 1 or 2-hour courses.

  • Fun fact: The mini car with its automatic transmission allows you to drive as fast as 60km per hour.


  • 1 or 2-hour street go-karting experience in Osaka (based on option selected)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Costume rental

  • Instructor fees

  • Insurance


  • Hotel transfers

  • Additional gratuities

  • Food & drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • India
  • Singapore
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  • Australia
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Germany
Guests from Australia, United States, United Kingdom and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Morgan Kennedy



Jul, 2024

It was really fun- something we had all been really looking forward to all trip, great guide as well he was so much fun.
Kelly Palmer Johnson



Apr, 2024

Finding the go kart store front was a challenge but the activity was fun. Paid for a 2 hour go cart experience but we stopped once for a 20 min break that no one asked for. The staff were fun and knowledgeable. We were required to watch a safety video before going out and this was very helpful. You can wear costumes but they were filthy so my husband and I passed on that!
Robert Kemeny



Nov, 2023

Our guide was amazing! Good explanation about the use of gokarts, funny and even had time while waiting at red lights to explain our surroundings! Highly recommended!!!
Frida Erika Helgesson



Oct, 2023

Everything was great! We loved it! It was so fun to drive around osake in funny costums and the guide was great and took some great pictures of us when it was red light. Very easy to drive the gocart. We hadn't drive anything in Japan before and this was no scary for us, only fun! 🤩🤗😊
Emily Evans



Sep, 2023

The guide was very fun and outgoing! He took amazing photos and videos of our experience. The instructions were clear in plain english and the costumes that were provided were cute! The drive was amazing and got to see many areas of Osaka including Osaka Castle 😌

Ready, set, go-kart

Strap in for an epic ride through Osaka's beating heart! Choose between a 1 or 2-hour course as you zip through the city's streets at 60km/h. As you zoom past regular-sized cars, you'll be the star of the show. Tourists will be snapping pics like you're the latest anime sensation — especially when you're decked out as your favorite character. The mini-cars are no joke - automatic transmission for smooth sailing, signal lights to keep it street-legal, and adjustable seats for maximum comfort. Plus, they're small enough to squeeze through gaps that'd make a Tokyo subway rider jealous!

Osaka's must-sees on wheels

The route? It's a greatest-hits tour of Osaka. Start off in Dotonbori — it’s like Times Square but with massive 3D signs of crabs and pufferfish lighting up the place. Then, drift by Osaka Castle, this 16th-century castle is even more beautiful when the cherry blossoms are out. Zip through the narrow alleys of Namba, where the street food smells amazing and the shops are super quirky. Don’t miss speeding past the Tsutenkaku in Shinsekai — Osaka’s own slice of retro cool. Wrap it all up in Shinsaibashi, where the shops are so fancy, you’ll feel like a celeb in your go-kart.

What to bring

  • All guests will need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued in the booklet format under the 1949 Geneva Convention from a government-authorized association to drive in Japan.
  • Guests 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).
  • Guests must carry their physical International Driving Permit (or for exceptional countries listed above that require a Japanese translation, the physical domestic license + official translation) and physical passport.
  • For more info on international licenses, please click here.
  • Guests in the US Military will be eligible to drive with either the SOFA (USFJ Form 4EJ) Permit or a state-side license + Active Duty Uniformed Military ID.

What's not allowed

  • Guests with licenses issued from countries that are not under the 1949 Geneva Convention (such as China, Indonesia, Mexico, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, etc) will not be allowed to drive in Japan.
  • Cards or digital documents are not allowed.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 18 years.


  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for pregnant women.

Additional information

  • Valid IDPs can only be issued by the same country that issued your domestic license and cannot be obtained online while traveling.
  • It is recommended to not wear high heels, snowshoes, long skirts, or other clothing that may interfere with driving.
  • It is not necessary to refill the gasoline.
  • Make sure to arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before a tour begins.


  • 1-hour Short Course: 2:30 to 3:30pm, 4 to 5pm
  • 2-hour Long Course: 10am to 12pm, 6 to 8pm
  • Your tickets will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem your tickets at The Akiba Kart Osaka Shinsekai shop.

  • Address: 5-5-2, Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ward, Osaka 556-0005.

Getting There

  • 15min walk from Namba Station.

  • 2min walk from Ebisucho Station.

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