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Theme Parks Karaoke Tokyo Kanto

From August 1, 2017 the world’s first “karaoke entertainment Ferris wheel” will begin operations in Tokyo.

This Ferris wheel itself has been in existence for over a decade at Tokyo Dome City, an extensive amusement complex in Tokyo’s Bunjyo Ward. 60 meters (200 feet) in diameter, the Big O, as the Ferris wheel is called, was registered as the world’s largest centerless Ferris wheel by the Guinness World Records in 2006. Tokyo’s largest roller coaster, which is also in the park, passes through the center of the Big O.

Now, in collaboration with Tokyo-based karaoke company JOYSOUND, eight of the Ferris wheel’s 40 gondolas will offer karaoke services with a lineup of 50 songs, including songs by artists performing at the Tokyo Dome, current hits, and anime theme songs.

For ¥820 (US$7.30) per person, you and up to three others can sing your hearts out over a fantastic view of the city for a full rotation of the wheel, which lasts about 15 minutes. While standard karaoke prices are a bit cheaper, just keep in mind that you’re enjoying two attractions in one, and that the Big O will offer you sights you won’t get from a standard karaoke room. If you’re planning on spending an extended time at Tokyo Dome City, for a better deal you can opt for the one day pass or the Ride 5 ticket, which will get you rides on five Tokyo Dome City attractions for ¥2,600.

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