That’s about where the consistency ends. Tokyo’s karaoke bars range from the basic to the bizarre. You can rent a karaoke hot tub or on a boat. The city has karaoke bars that specialize in anime music and in cosplay, as well as ones geared toward rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts or foreign visitors looking for a wider selection of English-language songs.
A few Tokyo karaoke joints, like Smash Hits, do have public stages, but be aware that people here take their karaoke very seriously, and most locals who take the mic will be well-practices and at least moderately talented.