【Tokyo Asakusa Go Kart】Real-life street go-karting in middle of Tokyo [Middle Course Tour]

【Tokyo Asakusa Go Kart】Real-life street go-karting in middle of Tokyo [Middle Course Tour]

  • Here is an amazing go-kart tour in Tokyo!!! Real-life go-karting is an unforgettable and fantastic experience which you can experience in Japan! Don’t worry about driving in Japan or getting lost in Tokyo, as you will be safely led by a tour guide!
  • On this middle course tour, you will drive around Tokyo’s famous spots such as Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara and Tokyo Skytree.
  • A wide variety of costumes from comics and anime are available! You will surely get plenty of attention from onlookers!!
  • Go-karting on real roads is an activity that you can only experience in Japan!


Area Tokyo Asakusa / Sky Tree
Meeting place 3-25-31 Nishi-Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Access 7-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express) A2 Exit. *Asakusa View Hotel is located at this exit.
Meeting time 10 minutes before the booking time
Duration 1.5-2h (We’ll drive around Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree).
Activity Code ACk000101
supported language English
Minimum number of participants 1person

Meeting place


  • 1. Arrive at Asakusa Samurai Kart 10 minutes prior to your reservation
    *your tour may be rescheduled or cancelled depending on whether conditions.
    2. Upon arrival, make sure to present your reservation and time at the reception. After confirmation, you will be asked to present a valid International driving permit and passport.
    3. Fill out a questionnaire. Optional insurance plans will be available for purchase at this point:
    (A) Pay a non-refundable ¥500 upfront for full coverage
    (B) Pay ¥50,000 when involved in an accident for full coverage and damages.
    *The Insurance fee of ¥500 for Plan (A) is not included in the price above. Please pay at the store.
    4. Please put all your belongings in the locker (Passport and International driving permit are needed).
    Then choose your favorite costume! 
    5. When the group is ready for the tour, a guide will brief you on how to drive, and safety precautions of the go-kart.
    • Asakusa Samurai Kart
      Go-Karts — small, single-person cars seen in amusements parks — are in the childhood memories of many people. The go-Karting you’ll experience here is a cut above the others! With Asakusa Samurai Kart, you’ll ride a go-kart on the real streets of Tokyo! Dashing through Tokyo’s roads on the custom go-karts will make you feel like  a racing game character!
    • Specialized Custom Go-Karts
      The go-karts you’ll be riding are custom karts made specifically for this experience! They might look like normal go-karts that you can find in a video game, but these are bona fide automobiles engineered to safely run on public roads!
    • Rent Costumes & Become your Favorite Characters!
      If you’re riding a video-game-like go-kart, why not become a character yourself with a costume? A wide variety of costumes are prepared for you to rent from! Your joyride will be double the fun once you dress like a superhero or anime character!
    • The Asakusa Go-Kart Tour Begins!
      When you’re ready, get on your go-karts and you’re good to go! Starting from Asakusa, follow your guide to many of Tokyo’s tourist attractions like Ueno, Akihabara, and Tokyo Skytree. As you feel the fresh breeze enter your lungs, the go-kart gives you a new perspective of the cityscape different from a normal car. You’re sure to be excited by all the things you can only enjoy on a go-kart!
    • Go-Kart Through Tokyo’s Streets!
      Want to feel like a superstar? Your unique go-kart and colorful costumes will put everybody’s attention on you!
      During the drive, your guide will take photos for you. The go-karts and cityscape come together to make some awesome shots for your social media!
    • Go-Kart Option Services Hype up the Ride!
      The go-karts and costumes aren’t the only things making an exciting experience! Plenty of options are prepared for you, like action cameras to record the drive! Pick your options, and enjoy your own unique adventure!
    • Go-kart Sightseeing in Tokyo will be an Unforgettable Experience!
      This go-karting experience and multitude of awesome photos will mark an unforgettable page in your Japan trip! Join this tour for an exciting, slightly different way of sightseeing in Tokyo. 


Included in the fee
fees for cart, guide, helmet, face mask and fuel, tax
Not included in the fee
Action camera rental fee, insurance
!!★ ☆ ★ ☆ CAUTION ☆ ★ ☆ ★!!

・After accepting your booking request, we ask you to send a photo of the front page of your international driving permit or any other form of valid license. Many people bring invalid licenses to the store on the day, so we will check in advance whether the driver's license is valid in Japan. If you come with an invalid license, we will not refund.

・Regarding a valid international driving permit,  please kindly refer the link at the bottom.
・A valid international driving permit is required to drive in Japan. You need one of the following licenses:
*Japanese law states that the International Driving Permit is only valid for 1 year starting from the issue date.
* Plastic overseas licenses, EU licenses, international licenses not valid in Japan are not allowed.

①. Japanese Driving license

②. SOFA Driving License (a military issued driver's license in Japan)

③. Passport + foreign driver's license (issued in Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland or Taiwan) with an official Japanese translation provided by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), or by the issuing country’s embassy in Japan where offered.

④. Passport + driver's license; and International Driving Permit (IDP) based on the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. IDPs based on the 1926 Paris Convention, the 1943 Washington Convention and the 1968 Vienna Convention are not valid.

・If you do not show your passport and IDP, you cannot drive the cart. In particular, in recent years, the number of fake IDP for travelers has increased, so please be careful.

List of valid international driving permit
Things to bring
Passport and a valid international driving permit
Please come to our shop with proper attire(no heels, no sandals, or long skirt.)
Locker, toilet, free Wi-Fi
Cancellation policy
・If the tour is cancelled due to the weather or traffic condition, 100% of the fee will be refunded.
・Refund is possible up to 2 days before due to personal circumstances.
Special Notes
・In order to ensure the safety of customers, irregular driving, side-by-side driving, racing, acts of hitting objects, throwing banana skins and shells of turtles, filming while driving and whatever are not allowed. If these rules are not followed, the tour may be canceled and no refund will be given.

・Those who are drunk cannot drive.

・Those with poor physical condition cannot drive.

・If you are pregnant, you can not experience (because the cart may shake greatly)

・Please beware We advise all customers to show up with proper attire(no heels, no sandals, or long skirt.)

・Depending on the weather conditions, the tour schedule may be changed or canceled.
Operating Company
Asakusa Samurai Kart

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