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<small>Tour</small> Tokyo Blur as it appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Tokyo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
First appearance Mario is Missing! (1992)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 1) (2022)
Greater location Japan
“I wanted to enjoy the sights of Tokyo a little more, but, I guess all good things must come to an end.”
Lakitu, Mario Kart Tour News Vol. 2: Halloween Tour[1]

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]

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

Tokyo is one of the cities Luigi visits in all versions of Mario is Missing!. In the DOS version, it is in the fourth level set; in the SNES version, it is in the third, final level set; and in the NES version, it is in the second pair of levels alongside Paris.

Like all cities in the game, Koopa Troopas have stolen artifacts from landmarks around the city: the lantern from the Sensoji Temple, a Sumo Apron from the Kokugikan Arena, and an orange from the Great Buddha of Kamakura. In the PC version, two additional items are stolen: a mask from the Kabuki Theater, and a panda from the Ueno Zoo. Before he leaves the city, Luigi must return the artifacts to their proper places.

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 series[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour introduces a new course based on Tokyo, titled Tokyo Blur, of which there are four different route variations. The first Tokyo Blur track debuted in and served as the signature course of the Tokyo Tour. Tokyo Blur 2 served as the signature course of the 2020 New Year's Tour as a nod to the tour's Japanese New Year theme, which is also its debut tour. A third version known as Tokyo Blur 3 was introduced in the Summer Festival Tour, which was likely due to the city's reputation of hosting summer festivals nearly every year. In the 2021 Mario Tour, Tokyo Blur 4 is introduced, which combines elements of the previous Tokyo Blur courses into a single route. All four Tokyo Blur courses return in the Mario vs. Peach Tour, which is also the debut tour of Tokyo Blur 3's R/T varant.

Some landmarks of Tokyo can be seen in the courses, including the Daikanransha, Ginza and the Wako retail store, the Kaminarimon and Sensō-ji, the Miraikan, Mount Fuji, the National Diet Building, the Fuji TV headquarters, the Rainbow Bridge, the Tokyo Big Sight, the Tokyo Skytree, and the Tokyo Tower.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Tokyo Blur appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the Booster Course Pass, being the first course of the Lucky Cat Cup. The version of the track featured in this game combines the layouts of Tokyo Blur, Tokyo Blur 2, and Tokyo Blur 3 from Mario Kart Tour as individual laps.

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.


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Names in other languages[edit]

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


  1. ^ GaplekBehemoth (June 26, 2020). All Volumes of Mario Kart Tour News - Mario Kart Tour. YouTube. Retrieved September 4, 2021.