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Mario Kart from Virtual to Reality

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We all love Mario it’s the game that grew up with us since the beginning of time, but did you know that you can become Mario in real life. Yes Mario Kart exist and it’s only in Japan so if you are in Japan don’t miss the chance to try it.

On this article, we will introduce about Mario Kart from virtual to reality!

What is Mario Kart

Mario Kart is a series of go-kart-style racing video games developed and published by Nintendo as spin-offs from its trademark Super Mario series. The first in the series, Super Mario Kart, was launched in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to critical and commercial success.

How to Book & Enjoy

I will explain to you how you can book your Mario dream. First of all, make sure you have an international driver’s license and passport, Japan is pretty strict about it.

Since so many people are eager to try the mario feeling in real world it’s usually super packed and busy so what you should do is the send an email to book, there are may Mario Kart shops in Tokyo,  and they are located in these location:

Tokyo Bay BBQ SHOP

- Adress:  Chome-10 Shinkiba, Koto, Tokyo  136-0082
- Opening hours: 10AM-10PM
- Tel: +81-80-8899-8899
- Mail: shin@kart.st
- Course: 
 1) K-M Course: Between 1.5 – 2 hours long, this course takes you to Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and back to Tokyo Bay. It costs ¥9,000 without discounts.
 2) K-L Course: Between 2.5 – 3 hours long, this course takes you to Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing and Tokyo Gate Bridge before heading back. It costs ¥12,000 without discounts.
 3) KB-M Course: Featuring a 45-minute boat cruise, this tour will take you to Tokyo Gate Bridge, Rainbow Bridge and then on a cruise before going back to base. It costs ¥12,000 without discounts.

MariCAR Shibuya

- Adress: Maruyama-cho 15-3, Shibuya, Tokyo  150-0044
- Opening hours: 10AM-10PM
- Tel: +81-80-8899-8899
- Mail: shibuya@maricar.jp
- Course: 
 1) H-S Course: About 1 hour long, this course takes you to Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku and then Omotesando before returning to the shop. It costs ¥8,000 without discounts.

MariCAR Akihabara #1

- Adress: 4-12-9 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  101-0021
- Opening hours: 10AM-10PM
- Tel: +81-80-8899-8899
- Mail: akiba@maricar.com
- Course: 
 1) A1-M Course: Between 1.5 – 2 hours, takes you to Tokyo Station, Ginza, then Ueno, followed by Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree before heading back. It costs ¥9,000 without discounts.
 2) A1-L Course: Between 2.5 -3 hours, takes you to Tokyo Tower, then Rainbow Bridge before reaching Ginza and returning to the shop. It costs ¥12,000 without discounts.
 3) AB-L Course: This course includes a boat cruise in Tokyo Bay, so you can expand your transport experience even further. You’ll start off at the shop and head to Tokyo Tower before catching the boat to Rainbow Bridge and driving to Ginza. This one costs ¥15,000 without discounts.

It will look something like this. You better come early if you want to get Mario costume. The cost varies between 7500- 15000 yen the fee includes fee for cart, costume rental, guide staff, gas and tax, it’s usually 1.5h to 3h depending on which shop you choose, they will send you the itinerary, you can choose day or night time as well for the ambiance.

For the youtubers and videographers out there make sure you have a camera bag or a go pro with you as it is sometimes prohibited to film also it is illegal to use your phone while driving and lead to fines you might crush your camera into pieces or lose it and the shop won’t take responsibility for that!

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