Um, Guys, You Can Go Real-Life Mario Karting In Tokyo
It appears that someone has read your year five Christmas wish list: real life Mario Kart exists and it’s about to turn your trip to Tokyo up to 11.
A company called Maricar are offering “real life superhero go karting” on the bustling streets of Tokyo. The experience is technically a city street tour, but with a nostalgic twist: not only will you be riding around town in your very own custom made go kart (that have been tuned for speed), you can do so in full Nintendo garb.
Maricar offer costume rentals of all your favourites, throwing in a few superheroes for good measure: there’s Mario, Luigi, Yoshi (dibs!), Toad, Princess Peach and Bowser, as well as Spiderman, Ironman, Captain America and Batman. You can choose your own music (here’s a banger) and bluetooth communication bands so you can talk to your mates while driving.
Tours run for two or three hours and tick off a bunch of Tokyo tourist spots on the way, including Tokyo Tower, Shibuya, Roppongi and Shinagawa.
Ride with a group or ride privately, the only prerequisite to kart is having a valid driver’s license. Prices start at 8000 JPY ($95AUD) per person.
(All images: Maricar/Facebook)