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Spitfire

.......this is pure escapism and that can not always be a bad thing.

Not always. But, in this case, it is.

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semperfi

Love the idea- but would enjoy it if it were within a nature setting.

Breathing in all that pollution on the streets of Tokyo can be seriously toxic.

So you can make the nature setting toxic?

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I hate these things, they are a damn nuisance. They keep getting fined for operating but continue anyway because they make so much money.

@semperfi

Breathing in all that pollution on the streets of Tokyo can be seriously toxic.

Clearly you've never been to Tokyo. The air quality in Tokyo is really really good compared to most cities because of good public transportation.

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This crap is allowed. But, 50cc scooters aren't allowed to make direct right turns.

Unbelievable.

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The first driver has just passed the shop he was looking for.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

That is legal because of the need of the tourist dollar. Times have definitely changed since I can recall.

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Why should it be outlawed?

It hasn't caused any fatalities yet.

I am a keen cyclist who has has to contend with people,a lot of them riding their bicycles while using smartphones,umbrellas,on the wrong side of the road on a pavement that is way narrower than the roads the Mario-Carters are using.

I think to be subjective the Mario Carters are way safer than the average local cyclist.

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This ought to be outlawed. I'm surprised that it's allowed.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Great tourist attraction though.

I am not a gamer but how awesome it must be for these folks who love games to experience Mario Cart on the roads of the major cities it came from.

I don't go to central Tokyo often but whenever I see these carters I always chuckle.

It is respite from the grind of daily Japanese life.

Life in Japan is so serious.......this is pure escapism and that can not always be a bad thing.

Everyone seems to be having a good time and the passersby are always waving or taking photos of them.

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They're legal because Japan wants these idiots' money.

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Why?

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Funny..

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Love the idea- but would enjoy it if it were within a nature setting.

Breathing in all that pollution on the streets of Tokyo can be seriously toxic.

,

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Pandering to tourist dollars I guess. Can't believe the people who chatter on on the tourist websites and Facebook pages about how this is one of the things they really want to do in Japan. Good grief!

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hate those things, the noise plus the smell of the gasoline they use is an instant migraine trigger. plus they tacky af

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Those Go-Karts aren't exactly environmentally friendly plus tend to hold traffic back a bit.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

No number plate on the front?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Yeah, how exactly is this legal when so many other minor things can get you in trouble in Japan?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

I cannot think of any other first world country where you can just ride go karts around busy cities.

How is this still legal in Japan?

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