We now have one more reason to visit Japan – private Karaoke rooms.
Do you find yourself wishing that you could have had a little more practice before getting up to karaoke before all your friends? Or are you just a bathroom singer who prefers to sing alone, along with just music and lyrics? Either way, private karaoke rooms could be just as fun and exciting for you. The single-person karaoke room, also known as ‘1Kara’ in Japan, was launched late November, and has been gaining in popularity. The store is located in front of Kanda station in Tokyo and offers small, solo rooms, equipped with a table, chair, microphones, headphones and a small screen.
Renting a room for yourself would cost you 600 yen per hour (around $8) between 10:00 A.M. and 6 P.M, and double that between 6 P.M. and 6 A.M. Free drinks are served to all customers. These 1Kara things are just what the people of Japan needed to fine tune their singing for the karaoke-filled New Year’s Eve parties.