Hello Hokkaido! At Resorts World Sentosa – Here’s What To Expect From This Hokkaido Festival

Hello Hokkaido!

Hokkaido is one of the most popular Japanese destinations known for its agricultural produce and local delicacies. While it may be a popular holiday destination, some of us may not have the time and money to visit.

But here is your chance to experience Hokkaido from 18 to 27 November 2016, 11am to 10pm.

Think exquisite Hokkaido street food, an expansive array of premium sake and wine, exciting travel packages to Hokkaido for some winter fun and splendid creations at celebrity restaurants.

The 10-day Hello Hokkaido! festival held at Resorts World Sentosa will be bringing only the best of Hokkaido culture all the way to Singapore! Admission to Hello Hokkaido! is free and you can purchase your credits in advance here (from now until 17 November 2016).

Event credits can be purchased on-site from 18 November at a min. of S$20 with a min. top up of S$1 thereafter.

Here’s what you can expect from Hello Hokkaido! at Resorts World Sentosa



A Japanese yatai street will be showcasing over 20 food and retail stalls where you can have your fill of Hokkaido Santouka Ramen, Wagyu Roast Don from Hokkaido Izakaya and Ohara Farm’s melon-flavoured soft ice cream (our soft spot!).

An exciting news for crab lovers—you get to choose between different varieties such as Blue King Crab, Snow Crab, King Crab and other Hokkaido specialities at the Crab Bash at the festival. Yes, we know! We are equally stoked!

King Crab

Where else can you find the best produce from Hokkaido than at Hello Hokkaido! itself? Shop away at the retail stalls, featuring seafood produce flown directly from the fishery town of Esashi. Soup Curry Okushiba Syoten will be serving its shrimp soup curry ramen—a dish which is unique to Hokkaido.

Ladies may like to take note that there will be cosmetic products using natural ingredients from Hokkaido on sale at the festival too. Also, keep a lookout for handcrafts from Hokkaido as well.

Hokkaido Kitanohomare sake


It is no secret that the Japanese love their sake and you have to try their award-winning brews to understand why.

The sake bar at Hello Hokkaido! will be offering sake from four world-class breweries—Kitano-Homare, Hakodate Wine, Grande Polaire and Nippon Seishu, which happens to be the pioneer of sake production in Hokkaido.

Nippon Seishu will be offering 5 types of sake, while Kitano-Homare brewery will be showcasing 4 types of sake at the festival.

There is also a Sake Social Event (19 & 26 November 2016, 3 to 6pm) where a sake sommelier will share more about the Hokkaido sake breweries. He will also give his tips on how to pair sake with food bought from the yatai stalls.

RWS Restaurants


Nine celebrity chef restaurants will be presenting menus with the most sought after seafood ingredients imported directly from Hokkaido; think uni (sea urchin), kani (crab), hotate (scallop), and ikura (salmon roe).

Have the Hokkaido Alaska Crab Steamed in Chinese Wine with Egg White and Vermicelli at one Michelin starred Forest. Prefer snow crabs instead? Go for the Zuwai kani shabu shabu at Syun, managed by Kobe-born chef Hal Yamashita.

Otherwise, you have other options such as Snow Crab Cannelloni at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora and Homemade Tagliolini with Blue King Crab in Light Tomato Cream Sauce, Orange Crumble and Chili Oil Pearls at Fratelli.

Uni Sea Urchin

All these special creations are available from 18 to 27 November 2016 as an a la carte item starting from S$22++ or part of specially curated set menus with prices from S$68++ per person.



This is one multi-sensory festival that aims to please more than just your tastebuds.

From 18 to 20 November 2016, be entertained by musical acts from female pop singer Ayano Mashiro and five-member girl group Milcs Honmono.

Those who prefer classical tunes should head down to the fair from 25 to 27 November 2016, as Niya—a champion shamisen (traditional Japanese lute) player—will be performing on stage. It feels almost as if you were on the actual streets of Hokkaido.


Photos Credit: Resorts World Sentosa


If you have been bitten by the travel bug lately, then Hello Hokkaido! is simply just a teaser for you. Experience Hokkaido in its full glory by signing up for one of the many Hokkaido tour packages offered by leading tour companies at the travel fair.

Happening only on 18 to 20 November 2016 and 25 to 27 November 2016, take your pick among the plethora of options ranging from skiing lessons at Niseko to hot springs, ice-breaking cruises and a chance to watch the Winter Lights!

Winter is the best time to visit Hokkaido for its breathtaking winter scenery and exciting activities that you can partake in.

Are you ready for embrace your love for the Japanese destination?

Hello Hokkaido! Event Credit Types (Until 17 November 2016)
Public: S$50 (50 credits), S$100 (105 credits), S$200 (215 credits)
RWS Invites Members: S$50 (50 credits), S$98 (105 credits), S$198 (215 credits)
Event credits can be purchased on-site from 18 November at a min. of S$20 with a min. top up of S$1 thereafter.

Forum/ Resorts World Convention Centre
Aquarius 1-4 (Travel Fair)
8 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098269
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

This post is brought to you by Resorts World Sentosa.