Jul 15, 2018 / 18:35

"Feel Japan" festival makes a stop in Ho Chi Minh City

The Hanoitimes - Visitors got a chance to experience the Japanese culture, tourism and cuisine, as well as an opportunity to purchase high-quality products from 90 famous brands from the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

The “Feel Japan in Vietnam 2018” festival is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14 – 15. The event is jointly held by Kilala Communication and Song Han Tourist, a Vietnamese travel agency, as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (1973 - 2018).
 
The “Feel Japan in Vietnam 2018” festival taking place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14 – 15. Photo: Zing
The “Feel Japan in Vietnam 2018” festival taking place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14 – 15. Photo: Zing
With two days to go until the end of the festival, participants got a chance to take photos with Japanese cultural symbols, Doraemon and friends (Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian, and Suneo), while enjoying performances by Ninja and Oiran troupes from Edo Wonderland, in addition to some artistic performances of Kendama, a traditional Japanese toy, associated with dance and musical displays by Zoomadanke, a Japanese band.
The event has contributed to creating a sustainable bridge for cultural exchange and people-to-people friendship between Vietnam and Japan, according to Director General of Kilala Communication Hirofumi Kasado.
Through the festival, Kilala wishes to bring a Japanese cultural festival of Japanese standards, while giving opportunities to purchase high quality Japanese products, travel experiences, and unique performances to the Vietnamese people, Kasado added.
The “Feel Japan in Vietnam 2017” festival attracted more than 20,000 visitors and generated a revenue of VND1 billion (US$44,000).
Hanoi is among the top three favourite cities to travel for young Japanese people. The information is indicated in a survey revealed at a recent Investment and Trade Cooperation Promotion Conference between Hanoi and Japan.
Vietnam considers Japan as one of its key tourism markets as the country welcomed more than 740,000 Japanese visitors in 2016, up 10.3% compared to 2015. Nearly 600,000 Japan tourists visited Vietnam in 2017, up 7.8% year-on-year.