Tokyo

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Tokyo
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) (2022)
Greater location Japan
“I wanted to enjoy the sights of Toyko 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.

History[edit]

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 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

In Mario Kart Tour, there are four new courses based on Tokyo. The first is Tokyo Blur, which debuted in and served as the signature course of the Tokyo Tour. Tokyo Blur 2 served as the signature course of the New Year's Tour, 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 Mario Tour, Tokyo Blur 4 is introduced, which is a compilation of all of the previous Tokyo Blur courses. 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, Kaminarimon, Miraikan, Mount Fuji, National Diet Building, Fuji TV Headquarters, Rainbow Bridge, Sensō-ji, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and Wako.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Tokyo Blur returns in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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
Tōkyō
Chinese 東京 (Traditional)
东京 (Simplifed)
Dōngjīng
Dutch Tokio
French Tokyo -
Korean 도쿄
Dokyo
Portuguese Tóquio
Russian Токио
Tokio
Spanish Tokio

References[edit]

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