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Karaoke is definitely one of Japan’s national pastimes this era. Now the culture has spread all over the world …

Karaoke is definitely one of Japan’s national pastimes this era. Now the culture has spread all over the world. If you are in Japan, you will see a lot of Karaoke places around. Of course simply you can enjoy singing with your friends but it might be one of the best things to release your stress.

Today I want to introduce some places, but not all karaoke places are created equal, after all. Some have small rooms and limited song selections. Some are no-frills and provide just songs, food, and drinks. Still, there are fancy, high-end karaoke bars with a hotel-like ambiance and even costumes. I introduce the places may be inexpensive, but rest assured that you’ll be getting great value for your Money.

1.Karaoke-Kan

This large chain is quite ubiquitous, and has branches all over Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Karaoke-Kan also has special rates for members, so go sign up for membership if you think you’ll be visiting your nearest Karaoke-Kan pretty often.

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2. Uta Hiroba 

Also a chain of karaoke bars with branches all over Tokyo and nearby prefectures (Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama), Uta Hiroba is the cheapest you can get. As is the case with most, if not all, karaoke chains, Uta Hiroba’s rates are per 30 minutes, although they also have “free time” rates, which are flat rates for a set amount of time. What’s great about Uta Hiroba is that their rates already include a drink bar, unlike other chains, wherein drinks are an additional.

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3. BanBan Karaoke

This place is the most of its branches are in less touristy areas such as Waseda and Itabashi, and they have few branches in more bustling locations, namely, Ikebukuro, Kita-Senju, and Kichijoji. As in Karaoke Kan’s case, BanBan’s definition of daytime and nighttime hours can vary per branch, but generally, daytime rates start to apply sometime between 9:00 am-11:00 am until sometime between 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Nighttime rates then apply until sometime between 5:00 am to 9:00 am the next morning. Aside from members’ discounts, discounts for students and senior citizens are also available in many branches.

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Singing is definitely good for health also. Enjoy singing and release your stress! Please check it out!

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