Karaoke in Japan…it’s a cliché right? Who cares! I can’t sing and I never really got why people enjoyed it so much. After three sessions in Japan though, I finally get it.
It’s slightly different to the english I’monastageinashittypubandeveryoneslookingatme experience. It’s a private party - just you and your mates in a booth making your own fun. You pay per hour and during that time it is all you can drink. There is the telephone in your private room which links directly to the bar, and the waiter brings all your drinks up to you.
It was mayhem. After a few too many screwdrivers, my friend Chris and I decided to crash a few parties. Here’s what happened when we ran into a random room and offered to sing for some locals..So much fun!