Japan is the birthplace of karaoke, and it remains incredibly popular there. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a shy shower singer, karaoke is a beloved pastime that brings people together.

But what exactly is Japanese karaoke? In short, unlike the typical Western karaoke experience with open mic, Japanese karaoke often takes place in private rooms called "karaoke boxes," where friends can sing their favorite tunes in a more intimate setting.

So, what are Japanese people singing?

We've compiled a list of the top Japanese karaoke songs, performed by Singa karaoke users in Japan and around the world. From timeless classics to contemporary hits, these songs have captured the hearts of karaoke enthusiasts everywhere.

Get ready to take notes for your next karaoke night out!

25 best karaoke songs in Japanese

Woman singing karaoke on a stage.

1. Plastic Love - Mariya Takeuchi (竹内まりや)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing Japanese karaoke version here.

2. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

3. 残酷な天使のテーゼ (Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis) - Yoko Takahashi (高橋 洋子)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

4. Uchiage Hanabi - Daoko

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

5. Idol - Yoasobi (夜遊び)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

6. Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul) - Pellek (JP)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

7.日本語 (Kick Back) - Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

8. Hana - Kaze Fujii (藤井 風)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

9. ハナミズキ (Hanamizuki) - Yo Hitoto

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

10. アイドル - Yoasobi (夜遊び)

Sing japanese karaoke version here.

11. Blue Bird - Ikimonogakari (いきものがかり)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

12. Senbonzakura - Kaizokuo (海賊)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

13. 竈門炭治郎のうた - Nami Nakagawa, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Sing japanese karaoke version here.

14. チャラ・ヘッチャラ (Cha-La Head-Cha-La) - Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

15. チェリー (Cherry) - Spitz (スピッツ)

Sing japanese karaoke version here.


16. Binks no Sake - Ado (アド)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.


17. 雪の華 (Yuki no Hana) - Mika Nakashima (中島美嘉)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.


18. 小さな恋のうた (Chiisana Koi no Uta) - MONGOL800

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.


19. 死ぬのがいいわ (Shinunoga E-Wa) - Kaze Fujii (藤井 風)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

20. First Love - Hikaru Utada (宇多田ヒカル)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

21. Hana - Kaze Fujii (藤井 風)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

22. Akuma no Ko - Ai Higuchi (ヒグチアイ)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

23. 千本桜 - Senbonzakura (千本桜)

Sing japanese karaoke version here.

24. さくらんぼ (Sakuranbo) - Ai Otsuka (大塚愛)

Sing romaji karaoke version here.
Sing japanese karaoke version here.

25. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis - Yoko Takahashi (高橋 洋子), Neon Genesis Evangelion

Sing romaji karaoke version here.

Craving more karaoke fun? Check out our ultimate list of the greatest karaoke anthems ever.

That's a wrap on our collection of the most beloved Japanese karaoke tunes sung by Singa fans. We hope these popular hits bring joy to your next karaoke night.

Explore Singa's extensive Japanese karaoke catalogue here.