This MariCar optional experience can be booked in conjunction with our Japan Explorer and our Epic Japan Adventure Budget group tours.
Dress up as a real-life superhero and discover Tokyo’s hidden gems on wheels as you take on the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets from your very own go-kart.
This add-on takes place on the evening of day 2, following sightseeing of Akihabara. Highlights include Asakusa – home to the city’s oldest temple, and the centre of the downtown district. At Ueno we pass the vibrant markets before driving through Tokyo’s famous shopping, dining and entertainment district – the Ginza. Our final stop is to Tokyo Skytree where we have the chance to take some photos with Japan’s tallest building.
To participate, you must have the following:
1) International Driving Permit (issued by signatories to the 1949 Geneva Convention)
For the USA - AAA; For the UK - AA or RAC or Post Office; For Australia - NRMA or RACQ or RACV or RAA or RAC or RACT or AANT
2) Foreign driving licence (issued in Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia or Monaco) with Japanese translation by an authorised organisation.
If you have a domestic driving license of Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia or Monaco, and its Japanese translation, you are allowed to drive in Japan for one year from the date of entry into Japan. Please take the following two documents and your passport with you.
In Switzerland Germany, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Monaco - an authorised organisation is Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) or your local Japanese embassy or consulate: http://www.jaf.or.jp/inter/translation/specific_e.htm
In Taiwan - an authorised organization is Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Fukuoka, Naha), or the East Asia Relations Commission Driver's LicenseCenter: http://www.jaf.or.jp/inter/translation/specific_e.htm
Please note: Drivers licences from certain countries are not permitted to drive in Japan. For a full list please contact us.
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