7 Tips You Should Know to Enjoy Karaoke in Japan!

7 Tips You Should Know to Enjoy Karaoke in Japan!

Have you ever been to Karaoke? Karaoke was invented in Japan and it has lately become very popular all over the world, so you can perhaps enjoy it in your country, too. I’m Japanese and today, I’ll introduce some tips to enjoy Karaoke in Japan! Why don’t you enjoy genuine Karaoke in Japan?



 

7 Tips You Should Know to Enjoy Karaoke in Japan!

 

1. To enjoy Karaoke in reasonable price

In Japan, we usually enjoy Karaoke at a private room called “Karaoke box.” The basic rates are different according to each Karaoke shop chain but the price is usually per person and per half an hour. The prices are higher at night and in weekend, so if you would like to enjoy Karaoke in reasonable price, you should visit Karaoke shop on daytime or midnight of ordinary days. Most Karaoke shop chains have “free time” (usually, from 23 to 6 o’clock) and you can enjoy singing with a flat fee. It will also a good idea to check the websites of Karaoke shop chains before you visit there, because sometimes they offer discount coupons on their websites.

 

2. Let’s go to Karaoke box!

Let’s visit Karaoke shop! You can easily find many Karaoke shops in everywhere such as the centers of towns and near stations. When you arrive at the Karaoke shop, you first decide how long you want to sing. You can extend your time later, so just start off with one or two hours. Enter the designated room and…..it’s show time!

 

3. Make yourself at home.

Most Karaoke shops have various private rooms adapted to a small group to a big group. The sound volume, temperature and lightning can be modulated and there are comfortable sofas in each room. These days, they sometimes have unique rooms such as “Disco room” with a stage and a mirror ball, “Children’s room” with toys and a slide, “Relaxation room” with a massage chair and a foot bath and so on. Make yourself at home and sing your favorite songs to your heart’s content!

 

4. Gourmet food and drink menu

If you get hungry and thirsty while you’re singing, let’s check the menu card and order room-service. Gourmet food and drink menu are also one of the fun of Karaoke in Japan. You can order Ramen for your lunch, some sweets for tea time, snacks and cocktails for karaoke party. You’ll be able to find your favorite dishes on the menu since there are many choices.

 

5. Feel like a professional singer

Have you ever wanted to become a singer or an idol? Then, visit Karaoke shop in Japan! You can record your own CD, broadcast your karaoke song via YouTube or Ustream. Some Karaoke shop chains have lending service of idol costumes and you can also learn idol’s dance routines with videos. Why don’t you feel like a professional singer?

 

6. Let’s study Japanese!

If you’d like to learn Japanese, Karaoke is one of the great ways to improve your Japanese speaking and listening skills. Most Japanese songs have romaji lyric subtitles in addition to Japanese ones and the replay speed can be adjusted.

 

7. Solo Karaoke

When you’d like to sing without worrying about what others think of you, or you’re too shy to sing in the presence of others, Karaoke box is probably the best place to sing. We Japanese often go Karaoke alone to train new songs or to let off steam these days, and there are many rooms for one-person. So, don’t hesitate to go Karaoke alone!

 

Conclusion

The way to enjoy Karaoke is perhaps a little bit different from that in your country. Let’s check these 7 tips and enjoy your Karaoke experience in Japan!

 

7 Tips You Should Know to Enjoy Karaoke in Japan!

1. To enjoy Karaoke in reasonable price
2. Let’s go to Karaoke box!
3. Make yourself at home.
4. Gourmet food and drink menu
5. Feel like a professional singer
6. Let’s study Japanese!
7. Solo Karaoke