Tourist Crashes Replica Mario Kart Into Tokyo Police Box

Image: MariCar
Image: MariCar

A Korean tourist renting a replica, real-life Mario Kart (from a company currently being sued by Nintendo) has smashed into a police box in Tokyo.


The Mainichi reports that the woman “apparently failed to negotiate a turn at an intersection, driving her vehicle onto a sidewalk and then crashing into the wall of the police box”.

The accident took place on Sunday, in Shibakoen, in Tokyo’s Minato district. Thankfully, nobody was injured.

She had rented the vehicle from MariCar, a company recently made famous for specializing in the hire of Mario Kart-inspired go karts and costumes, and which is in the process of being sued by Nintendo for copyright infringement.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs



That’s why you don’t let novice Karters drive on Rainbow Road.