Old Asakusa, such as at the Kaminarimon (the famous huge entrance gate) to the Sensō-ji temple, you still can feel the culture of Edo period (17c.-19c). On the other hands, new Asakusa, such as at Tokyo Skytree, Commercial facility “Marugoto Nippon” – with it’s fantastic night view of illuminated buildings. There are many izakaya (Japanese gastropub), bars at Hoppy Street or other places in Asakusa. This time we’ll show you BIG ECHO where you can enjoy karaoke.
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Recommended karaoke store in Asakusa ①
BIG ECHO Asakusa
BIG ECHO is the biggest karaoke chain store corporation in Japan. There are 500 stores in total spread all over Japan. They have many individual rooms with different concepts such as “Lighting room (LED lighting dances in accordance with the singing voice,)” “Elegant room (Cute interior private room)” “Live room” just like a stage so that you can feel as if you were singing at live music club. Besides they have many services of “Dual projection room“ that room as the image displayed on the large screen seems as if you are at live club. Live Dam Stadium (LIVE pursuing the ultimate live sound and video), Free Wi-Fi. Smartphone charger rental for free. You also can use the individual rooms for watching DVD, go on a date, solo- karaoke, choral practice, musical instrument practice or study. All-you-can drink for alcoholic drinks. Party menu for eight dishes with meat and fish from Japanese & Western creative cuisine restaurant Bistro-ya which is located in the same building and room fee for three hours. It costs 2160 yen (including tax). Plus all-you can drink with alcohol costs 3,780yen(including tax)
Let’s go to Karaoke Box!
Karaoke Box is an amusement facility where you can enjoy karaoke in a separate room with high isolation and soundproofing. Usually there are karaoke equipment (mainly data distribution), table and sofas etc. Various concepts of interior decoration,
such as tropical style, live style with stage depends on the store. You also can order food and drinks. Most of the price system are time basis of 30 minutes or free time (Regardless of the residence time, it can be used at a fixed fee) and depending on the date and time zone.
The URL of the Store
Address： 1-1-13 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open hours：Monday – Thursday 13:00 - 5:00
Friday 13:00 - 5:00
Day before the national holidays 13:00-5:00
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00
Sunday, Holidays 12:00 - 23:30
What is Asakusa?
History of Asakusa
Asakusa became famously known as the city around the Sensō-ji temple which was built 7 cenury. During Edo period (17c.-19c.), Samurai's salary was paid in rice so that warehouse for rice was set up in Asakusa, because of that many merchants and samurai gathered around Asakusa. Asakusa became the place where the most people, things and gold concentrate in Edo (present Tokyo), developed as a place for wealthy merchants to enjoy, and Edo culture from local people was born. Nowadays though you see big amusement facilities or Tokyo skytree around this area, you still can feel local atmosphere of old days in Tokyo.
Enjoy eating at Asakusa!
You can eat “Shabu-shabu (Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water)” ”soba noodle” ”unagi (eel)””tempura”” dojō (pond loach)” and many more in Asakusa. One of them is “tendon”. It is a rice bowl dish with tempura. We recommend you to try at restaurant “Sansada” which is located near Kaminarimon (entrance gates of Sensō-ji temple).
Recommended tour with a guide in Asakusa
Magical Asakusa Tokyo Pub Crawl Tour - Night Crawl through Tokyo’s Historical Town
A Bar hopping tour in Asakusa area is great way to experience where local people enjoy. Take pictures of lighted up fantastic Asakusa. Then enjoy delicious local dishes and drinks. You will visit several styles of bars, Izakaya (Japanese gastropub) at the famous Hoppy Street.