In Japan karaoke is a way of life. It’s not something people just happen to do at a bar on a Friday night or on girls night out. Karaoke is taken very seriously here. I keep trying to compare it to something in America….but I don’t think we have anything quite like it. At least not in Savannah,Ga.
So let me break it down for you. You walk into the karaoke building and they ask you how many hours and you can pick either 1 or 2. Then you get your ticket and take it to your assigned room. Its almost like a hotel with the way the doors are numbered and spaced out.
Then you go in and have fun. While you’re in the room there is a huge tv, two microphones,two song picking tablets, a huge seating section with a table and a phone on the wall. And some rooms are themed. One room I sang in had a disco ball!
So in the room there are menus for food, soft drinks and the true karaoke drinks,alcohol. To order you just call and its like room service. Someone will come to your door and drop everything off.
Last night I went with about….11 people and it was one of the best nights of my life. At first everyone was a bit shy to take the microphone but once the pitchers of beer and food began to flow everyone was singing with any and everyone. At the end of the night we all had 9 pitchers of beer and everyone had fried chicken and we sang for 2 hours…….
So my take warning to you, just in case you wanna come to Japan and go because it sounds so amazing, is Karaoke is very very fun especially with more people. Most songs people pick end up being sung by everyone! It’s great bonding time with people you know and also don’t KNOW.
BUT be careful because it will eat your money. Do it in small doses or don’t drink and eat as much as we did. Or you will pay about 50 bucks a person, even split between 11 people. Because our bill for everything was 46,900 yen. Which is around 460/470 dollars!