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Tokyo Blur in Mario Kart Tour
Greater location Japan
First appearance Mario is Missing! (1992)
Latest appearance Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019)

Tokyo (Japanese: 東京; Rōmaji: Tōkyō) is the capital city of Japan, situated near the south-eastern coast of the Honshu island.


Mario is Missing![edit]

The map of Tokyo as it appears in the SNES version of Mario is Missing!

Tokyo is one of fifteen cities Luigi visits during the events of the game Mario is Missing! Along with New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, and London, it is one of the five cities that need to be rescued before the final boss of the game, Morton Koopa Jr., can be battled.

Three artifacts were stolen by Koopa Troopas from several landmarks in the city. Those landmarks are: the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the Sensoji Temple, and the Kokugikan Arena. Luigi's task is to check the Troopas in the city for the artifacts, and then to return them back to the appropriate landmarks.

In-game information[edit]

  • Boy:
    • "You're in the land of the rising sun, and their white flag with the red dot resembles one."
    • "Although you're in the continent of Asia, this country is a band of 3904 islands."
  • Tourist:
    • "Kimono-ver to the Ginza, they're serving sushi."
    • "I will say that soon you'll have a yen to see Mt. Fuji, 10 kilometers west of the city."
  • Business Woman:
    • "Kyoto is another big city spelled with the same letters as this one."
    • "At 2400 square kilometers, it's the second biggest city in the world."
  • Scientist:
    • "This Japanese city used to be called Edo before the Emperor changed it in 1877."
  • Police Officer:
    • "Welcome to Tokyo, my little man, you are in the capital city of Japan."
The main street of Tokyo.
The main street of Tokyo.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Sensō-ji (left) and Tokyo Tower (right) in Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, the new courses, Tokyo Blur, Tokyo Blur 2, Tokyo Blur 3, and Tokyo Blur 4 are inspired by Tokyo. They have racers pass through locations based on the Rainbow Bridge and Ginza, with Tokyo Tower and the Wako store visible in the background while also located near Sensō-ji in Asakusa.[1] The National Diet Building is also visible in one of the courses.[2]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

One installment of the Mario & Sonic series takes place in Tokyo during the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 東京
Chinese 東京 (Traditional)
东京 (Simplifed)
Dutch Tokio
French Tokyo -
Korean 도쿄
Portuguese Tóquio
Russian Токио
Spanish Tokio


  1. ^ Nintendo Mobile (August 27, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - RACE AROUND THE WORLD. YouTube. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Nintendo Mobile (August 27, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved August 27, 2019.