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Tourists ride go-karts in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Sunday.

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I really can’t believe no one has gotten killed from this ridiculous idea, especially being it’s in Tokyo

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Would it be too much to ask that they wear helmets?

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The man in the kei-truck looks...bemused?

He does. Is he looking in his mirror at the karts or is he looking at the Ryker?

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This is so much fun. What a cool way to see Tokyo.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

This annoyance again. I hope it stays away from Kyoto because it was annoying back in 2019. This needs to go extinct as it should have with the beginning of the pandemic.

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Would it be too much to ask that they wear helmets?

Why? Do you know the Highway Code?

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Lots of comments on both sides of the argument but if this thing is totally legal and they are following the rules, have fun. I would still put on a helmet, though.

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A country bumpkin's idea of fun in Tokyo.

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This does look fun if dangerous. A little expensive. ¥17,500 for a couple hours. These are using 2-stroke engines, which are pretty dirty. Would be better if electric.

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Kids, kids, just kids...

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I remember the first time I saw this while strolling through Shibuya, several years ago. Two things surprised me. The first was obviously the people dressed up like Mario Cart characters driving though Tokyo on go-carts. The second was the fact that nobody else on the street even looked the least bit surprised or interested to see it. I was like, “am I the only person who sees this crazy thing happening right now?” I found out later it was a thing that had began sometime in the 2-3 years since the last time I visited Japan.

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Nadrew...

These are using 2-stroke engines, which are pretty dirty. Would be better if electric.

No, 50cc 4 strokes. Would be better if they were doing it in another country, not Japan.

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I really can’t believe no one has gotten killed from this ridiculous idea, especially being it’s in Tokyo

That statistic might tell you that it’s not nearly as dangerous as you are lead to believe.

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The other night the last two in their ‘convoy’ had no functioning lights at all, at 6:30.

The leader went through an orange turning red light, so the last two went to stop but I presume thought they would be left behind, then decided to cross the intersection as I legally through in the “blue” light nearly cleaning them up!

get this off the streets!

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Go-kart is very dangerous vehicle to run on street. There is nothing to protect driver. What if another car hit you?

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kwatt...

Go-kart is very dangerous vehicle to run on street. There is nothing to protect driver. What if another car hit you?

So ban bicycles, scooters, motocycles and walking too?

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The leader went through an orange turning red light

In Japan you usually have about 8 seconds after this before it even becomes vaguely frowned upon. Shingomushi is the national sport here.

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would like to do it with a more powerful cart than 50cc.

The CR500R engine will be fun!

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