How to drive Tokyo streets Mario Kart style
If you’re going on an overseas road trip or driving experience, make sure to take an International Driving Permit with you – especially if you’d like to try driving a go kart across Tokyo’s most iconic streetscapes.
Many Australians are raring to go to Japan after its borders open to tourists after two years. It’s both an ultra-modern and ultra-traditional country, where cutting-edge technology and ancient tradition live side by side: perfect to explore on your next holiday.
There’s a catch, however: you must be part of a group tour to currently visit Japan. Luckily, RACV Members receive discounts on a wide range of Japanese tours. While you’re in Tokyo, a vibrant city full of neon signs, temples and skyscrapers, there’s a unique driving experience that might capture your attention.
As you wait to walk across the iconic Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, amongst the traditional cars and bikes you might see brightly coloured karts zip past, their drivers decked out in superhero and video game character costumes. Newcomers to the city often wonder what’s happening – and how they can join in.