Karaoke isn’t the only rhythm game in the Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon: Ishin, as Ryoma can also take part in Buyo dancing. However, it isn’t immediately available. It’s only after he gets to Kyo and you start exploring the northern district in the city and complete a substory called “Nichibuza’s Newest Fan” that you can start “taking classes” and performing.
I ended up happening upon “Nichibuza’s Newest Fan” and unlocking the Buyo dancing rhythm minigame in Like a Dragon: Ishin in chapter four. You want to head to northeastern Rakunai, right in the Kawaramachi area. You’ll happen upon a man trying to steal money from Maijo, the teacher at the studio. Upon beating up the ruffian, she’ll insist Ryoma take part in a class.
This starts the rhythm game. which involves hitting the directional and action buttons in time with indicators on-screen to perform. After the first opportunity, Maijo will say you can now pay to take classes there, netting you 250 Virtue and permanent access to the activity. You can then return to the location at any time and pay some mon to take a class and do some Buyo dancing in Like a Dragon: Ishin.
Like a Dragon: Ishin is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.