Tenth Anniversary Tickets Selling Fast

Whole Week Passes for this year’s full event (Aug 5 – Aug 11) are selling fast. Numbers for these passes are strictly limited to 999, as a thank you to Hakodate citizens and our regular supporters. Full details are on our “Tickets” page: there are many purchase options, and even if you are not in Hakodate, you can get a pass anywhere in Japan using the Lawson ticketing system either at a convenience store or online. All prices for our tenth anniversary are held at last year’s rates, even though we have increased the free entry “Genki Pass” age limit to include senior high school students.

Posted on 2017/05/08 by Secretariat

Ten Years. Coming Soon. Be Involved.

ten-saiThanks to all for a great 2016! We are already working hard on making next year an even more amazing spectacle. Want to be part of our 10th anniversary celebrations? For international groups, we have a yearly deadline of October 20th (read the Perform at WMDF pages, going through the numbered sections 1 to 4 to get full application information). For making suggestions to improve our event check our tenth anniversary page. Or, for sponsoring suggestions, check out our Deals and Sponsor pages. The picture here combines “Sai”, the shortened name of our festival, with a Japanese kanji character read as “ten”. The kanji has many meanings, including “develop” and “expand”. “Saiten” (using different Japanese characters) is also one way of saying “festival”. So, all at once this image represents the tenth year of WMDF, the whole idea of events, and our goal to make next year even better!

Posted on 2016/08/29 by Ian Frank

A Gourmet “Thank You”


WMDF is co-located with the MoguMogu Festival, bringing you “More Goods, More Gourmet” from around the world. This year, MoguFes outdid itself with a record number of booths and an amazing selection. Thanks to all involved in making an incredible atmosphere. We hope for many new ideas to make our tenth anniversary the best yet! You can send us suggestions or random praise by looking at our tenth anniversary page. See you for the party next  year!

Posted on 2016/08/27 by Ian Frank