Blazing down the highways of Tokyo with the cold wind slapping in our faces, I couldn’t be any happier. We were driving around Tokyo in our Maricar, a go kart in our onesies, without a helmet and a steering system which felt like it could spin out of control. Having been to Tokyo a couple of times, L was insisted on doing the Maricar ever since she saw it on some website. Growing up playing racing games like Daytona and Super Mario Bros, this experience was extremely exhilarating and felt like we were in the game. Definitely worth checking off the bucket list.
L went online to register and booked our slots via Facebook, she selected the Street Kart Tokyo Bay BBQ route. There are other
We were introduced to our guide, Mara, who was super chilled and she explained the Dos & Don’ts of driving a
I was beginning to feel my hands numbing up after the first 10 mins, driving around in 5 degrees weather in Tokyo without gloves or earmuffs was clearly not the best idea. The
The best part about driving Maricar around Tokyo was the sights and the attention people give you when driving past. Embracing the ‘fame’ was the highlight of the drive, it’s not everyday people stop on the street and wave and snap photos of you !
Maricar rents out costumes and go karts as an experience to see Tokyo in a different light ( a more fun one). Maricar was in a legal battle with Nintendo about the costume characters and similarities to the game recently. Therefore when we were there on February 2019, there were no longer any Nintendo’s Super Mario Brother costumes. Only costumes that looked similar to the characters in the games or other characters from DC and Marvel.
You can book the slots on through Facebook, Line, Webforms and email.
Things to ensure before going down to Maricar
- Driving license
- Convert your license to an international license
- Bring the license down with you to the Maricar location
- Gopro (if you have one)