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Japan Asks Tourists to Buckle Up When Reenacting Mario Kart on City Streets

If you must dress up as Wario for a go-kart tour of Tokyo, please be safe.
Watch for banana peels.
Watch for banana peels.Koji Sasahara/AP

Let's-a-go! Except, not so fast, Mario.

By now, locals in Japan are used to seeing foreigners zipping through Tokyo in bright red go-karts. Short of tossing banana peels at their rivals, tourists have been satisfying their need for speed by taking Nintendo’s beloved Mario Kart franchise to the city streets. They often don onesies to resemble characters like Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach, and cruise alongside actual, real-world traffic, smiling and waving to the commuters around them.