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Official Street Go-Kart Tour - Akihabara
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Official Street Go-Kart Tour - Akihabara

By Street Kart Akihabara #1
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Ages 18-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 60–90 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Costume Rental Fee
  • Kart Rental Fee
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Kart Insurance
What's not included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Japan, 101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 4-chōme129 ヒューリック秋葉原ビル
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57331P3

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • **ALL GROUP BOOKINGS SHOULD AVOID BOOKING INDIVIDUALLY
    • ALL Participants will need an International Driving Permit issued in the format of the 1949 Geneva Convention from a government authorized association to drive in Japan. • EXCEPT participants with licenses issued in Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, or Monaco will need to obtain a Japanese translation of their license from the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)
    • Drivers' licenses issued by countries not covered by the 1949 Geneva Convention (such as China, Indonesia, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, etc.) are not permitted to drive in Japan
    • Participants must carry their physical International Driving Permit (or for exceptional countries listed above that requires a Japanese translation, the physical domestic license + official translation) and physical passport
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Wear closed footwear. Skirts or long dresses are not advised.
    • Not recommended for travelers that need assistance walking.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    What is the meeting time?
    PLEASE BE SURE TO ARRIVE 15MINS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR TIME.
    Answered Nov 2023
    Where is the meeting point?
    The meeting point for this tour will be at 4-12-9, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo.
    Answered July 2019
    What do we need to wear?
    If you are not wearing fully-closed shoes, we cannot allow you to drive.
    Answered Nov 2023

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57331P3

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      ヒューリック秋葉原ビル
      Japan, 101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 4-chōme129 ヒューリック秋葉原ビル
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    • Pass by
      Tokyo Central Railway Station
      Ginza
      Akihabara
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Street Kart Akihabara #1
      2,262
      Japan
      Joined in September 2015
    • EbonySto
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      Best way to see Tokyo
      So much fun! The guides were filled with energy and took heaps of photos! Got to see Tokyo from a new perspective and wave to all the people on the streets! Billy and Usama are the best!!!
      Written 25 February 2024
    • caitlincM321BF
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      Fun
      A pretty fun experience definitely worth a try when in Tokyo! Remember to rug up in winter. Our tour guide John was great also!
      Written 25 February 2024
    • MzJ14
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      Best experience
      Best experience ever!! Khan the instructor was amazing and he had clear instructions, safety first and our group was taken care of from the start to the very end. All staff were superb!!
      Written 2 February 2024
    • LThompson S
      0 contributions
      Beat crazy cart tour of Tokyo ever!
      Great people took us on a crazy tour around Tokyo at night. What a trip! A million laughs for us all. I highly recommend this tour for families with teenagers along.
      Written 23 January 2024
    • 122965markf
      0 contributions
      Wild ride on Mario Karts
      Great tour across Tokyo driving our crazy carts amongst the city lights!! Great guides named Khan and Usama!! We enjoyed dressing up as Pikachu, Ted and Stitch!!
      Written 21 January 2024
    • DayTrip502144
      0 contributions
      Super Fun !! Don’t miss this activity
      Great tour of the city ! They took lots of pictures of the group too. The guides Khan & Usama were very helpful and a lot of fun! We would highly recommend doing this tour. Great company and employees
      Written 21 January 2024
    • Nomad64401996463
      0 contributions
      Great go-karting experience in Tokyo!
      The Go-Kart experience was absolutely amazing! From booking the tickets to registration and actually going go-karting, everything went incredibly smoothly. Our captain, Sebastian, was exceptional. He not only guided us throughout the process but also made us feel incredibly welcome with his warm and friendly character. He even took a bunch of photos for us, so we didn't have to worry about capturing the memories ourselves. I highly recommend bringing a Go-Pro to record your driving experience, it's totally worth it! Overall, I highly recommend this activity to everyone.
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Andrew K
      0 contributions
      Street kart Tokyo
      Street kart is so fun! Definitely a must do. You get to see the whole city. And our captain Adam was amazing and did a great job directing us Thanks again!
      Written 11 January 2024
    • A L
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      Amazing experience
      This was the most amazing experience ever. The staff are friendly and very informative. It was an hour long and we went to several areas. Street kart is one of my favorite things to do in Japan
      Written 11 January 2024
    • BigDeeDubya
      0 contributions
      Acting way to see the city
      It a fun way to see the city. Our guide (Khan) ensured we had an exciting and safe tour of the local tourist attractions. A must do attraction.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • Jedgyver
      0 contributions
      Karting in roads of tokyo
      5 star… It was fun from begin to end. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Billy our tour leader is so lively and energetic. He will lead us on Tokyo street. Take pictures during traffic stops. Did expect that so much fun driving go kart on the road of Tokyo. From akihabara street to tokyo station to imperial palace to ginza and back to akihabara. No regret in booking. Definitely will tell my friends and family to do the same . And if they can have billy as the tour. Guide will be perfect.
      Written 3 January 2024
    • Kaylahjane
      0 contributions
      Grand experience
      Had a sick time! Was so good to experience Akihabara on the karts, loved seeing the lights the JDM cars and the kindness of the people! Would recommend to everyone! Staff were kind and helpful and ensured a safe fun trip
      Written 3 January 2024
    • milaelae
      0 contributions
      Great experience in Tokyo!
      Super fun driving go karts through akihabara! It felt like a real life Mario kart. Just remember that you’ll need an international driver’s license to drive around. Must do activity in Tokyo
      Written 9 December 2023
    • Michael A
      0 contributions
      Best Tokyo experience
      Would visit Japan just to do this amazing experience again! What a fun experience and friendly staff! Great tour guide!
      Written 3 December 2023
    • 91vaughang
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      Great unuiqe experience
      Unuiqe experience. Great staff. Usama was a great tour guide. I definitely recommend. Hope to come back again. ........
      Written 25 November 2023
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    Jmariano82
    Barberton, OH8 contributions
    Mar 2020
    We were in Tokyo for a day so our time was very limited. It was the last leg of our honeymoon and it was the best way to end it! Our Tour guide was Yosuke and he was very friendly!

    I loved that he rotated the people in our group and moved the people that were in the back towards the front to get better pictures of them. When we were at stoplights, he tried his best to explain where we were such as the train station or Tokyo Tower, but the engines of the Karts were a little too loud for us to hear his explanations.

    In the shop, they had plenty of cameras and equipment to rent, and different costumes to try on. I wish they had more clean costumes or washed them better but they were in decent condition and they had various sizes.

    Before you drive, they get you to watch safety videos and they help you get ready for the ride. Their website explained the importance of getting an International License and we are so glad we got it. They will not allow you to drive a kart without one!
    Written 26 July 2020
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    CypressSky
    Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
    Feb 2020
    We had so much fun! My partner and I went on the evening Akiba medium tour with Alina as our guide a few days ago. Whizzing around Tokyo with an unimpeded view of the cityscape was amazing - would very highly recommend to anyone visiting Tokyo, whether it be first time or not (this was my 4th time to Tokyo but I'd never gotten around to doing the tour til now!). Alina was super friendly, took lots of photos for us and told us interesting tidbits about the surrounds.
    Remember to dress warm if you're doing an evening tour, and don't forget gloves.
    Also make sure to have your international driving permit organised, otherwise you won't be allowed on the roads.
    Written 29 February 2020
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    gotraveling59
    San Francisco, CA6 contributions
    Mar 2020
    This is a really fun experience. As every other reviewer has mentioned, you MUST have an International Drivers Permit and your Passport to drive!!! The first few minutes may be a bit stressful as you get used to driving the cart. But after that, things come together quickly. Pedestrians and other drivers take notice and really seem to enjoy watching the costume clad cart riders zooming by or waving at them at stop lights. Your drive takes you by some good sights. Two hours passes quickly. Our guide, Yosuke was extremely personable, and professional. He provided a lot of confidence and was keeping track of our group the entire time.

    There is a short introductory training video that does provide enough information to boost your confidence in driving the carts before you hop in.
    Written 23 March 2020
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    Hello! We are very happy that you decided to drive with us despite the fact the you didn't want to initially. We are also happy to know that you had a great time with us! We hope we can drive with you again!! ^^
    Written 25 March 2020
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    Mikael B
    1 contribution
    Dec 2019
    Returned back to Japan after going about 2 years ago with a few friends who have never been. Definitely wanted to do this tour again..

    Shaveen was an amazing, fun, and safe tour guide! He had a ton of charisma and was also great at taking photos. The karts were all performing well.
    Written 5 January 2020
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    Eleanor B
    1 contribution
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Hands down one of the best activities we have ever experienced! We’re a couple from Melbourne and loved every minute of this tour. Or tour guide Marvin was incredible and is doing unbelievable work in raising funds for the Australian bushfire relief. This is a must-do for anyone visiting Tokyo!!
    Written 8 February 2020
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    Hello, Thank you for writing a review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour with us! Hope you can join us on a different occasion.
    Written 19 February 2020
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    Vacation471389
    7 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Family
    We saved this for our last day. One of the highlights of our trip. Great for our family of 6 adults and quite an adrenaline rush. The English safety briefing was clear, the karts were easy to use and we were well guided through the streets. An excellent tour well worth the expense - would recommend - make sure you have your International Driving permit.
    Written 30 October 2023
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    Thank you for the nice review and recommendation. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience on the tour with us. Thank you for letting us be part of your trip in Japan. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Have a nice day! -Street Kart Team
    Written 31 October 2023
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    Reuben D
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Fantastic way to get a unique tour of different areas of Tokyo. We did Akihabara and would definitely recommend this route. Driving through the streets of electric city at night is an amazing experience and our tour guide John made the whole thing seamless and easy to enjoy.
    Written 15 October 2023
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    Thank you for the nice review and recommendation. We are glad to hear that you had a unique tour with us in the Akihabara course. We hope to see you on our other courses too. Have a nice day! -Street Kart Team
    Written 26 October 2023
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    alison c
    NY3 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    We had an absolutely amazing time! Great guides and office staff, amazing views of the city. We felt very safe driving around the city, and our guides were always making sure that we were all following and driving safely as well. Absolutely one of the best experiences we had on our trip to Japan by far!
    Written 9 November 2023
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    Alison hello, Thank you for taking your time and writing a positive feedback about your recent experience in our store. We are happy to read your heartwarming words, about touring in our Akihabara Shop. We always try to do everything everything possible from our side, in order to make sure that our customers fell safe and having a great time at the same time. We are looking forward to serve for you in the near future. Warm regards, Street Kart Team
    Written 16 November 2023
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    travellingaround0
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    I recommend it, really fun and they emphasize a lot on the rules to follow, so its safe. When else are you going to have the opportunity to drive a kart around Tokyo!

    I've only have a couple of suggestions to improve the experience:

    1. Swap driving order after taking the photos in the Tokyo Station, that way people in the back can be in the front for the photos in the second half. We were at the back and hence all our photos were from far away.
    2. Suggest giving an alternate to recording around your neck (over the head or maybe behind the car like in F1). The neck hanger its not attached to anything so the footage moves up and down lots.
    Written 11 October 2023
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    Thank you for the nice review and recommendation. We are glad to hear that you had a fun and safe ride with us. Thank you for the suggestions. We will let the shop staff and guides know. Our guides usually move the order of drivers during the tour as long as it is safe to do so. Sometime, the roads are crowded or not easy to change the order around. However, we will let our shop know and for the guides to do their best to give all drivers a fair opportunity for the photos. About the action camera mounts, we offer head and chest straps. Unfortunately, we cannot attach anything on the kart itself. We are sorry if the footage were not what you expected. We will look if there is any alternative mounts. Thank you again for the comments. We will use your suggestions to improve our services. We hope to be able to see you again in the future. Have a nice day. -Street Kart Team
    Written 26 October 2023
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    Tom L
    104 contributions
    Better than you'd think!
    We went out with Usama on the 11:30 tour, really quick intro, easy forms and stuff before getting started!

    Felt amazing driving through Tokyo, you honestly couldn't believe you were driving through the streets next to buses, trucks, cars!
    All the people watching on the streets thought it was really funny and we got some great photos!

    We got a printout of one of the photos and a link to all the photos they had taken on the tour!

    Money well spent, really good way of experiencing Tokyo!
    Written 16 February 2024
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    Thank you for the great review and kind words. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the experience with us and liked the photos. Thank you for joining us on the tour. We hope to see you again in the future. Have a wonderful day! -Street Kart Team
    Written 28 February 2024
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