Karaoka is one of the most unique inventions in Japan. You can find Karaoke shops anywhere in Japan, especially near train or subway station. However, don’t you think you can just sing a song at Karaoke place? The answer is; NO! There are several things you can do at Karaoke shops besides singing a song.
- Eating and drinking!
Many Karaoke chain shops have a wide range food menu. It’s not like snack or potato chips which are just poured from their package. It’s made just as restaurants do. Most of food served at Karaoke shops is a la cart or tapas, so you can eat easily as you sing. Popular food is, for example, French fries, chicken wings, and salad. However some Karaoke shops serve course menu like normal restaurants or Izakaya bars do. If you order course menu, mostly room charge for a few hours is already included, so you don’t have to worry about time. Of course, you can order drinks, alcohol, and non-alcohol. I recommend you order all you can drink package since it’s cheaper than you order drink one by one.
- Taking a rest
As you know, Japanese Karaoke shops are all divided by individual room, it means you can rent a room for some hours. You of course can concentrate on singing a song in the room but you can take a rest too. When you walk around for sightseeing and get tired, go to Karaoke and have a break. Nobody bothers you. Please be noted that rooms at Karaoke shops are not locked, and not hotel’s rooms so everyone can access you. It is not allowed to use as hotels, but you can still chill out there.