Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 08:00

Mount Fuji located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m. — VNS Photo Nguyen Manh Ha

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — A seminar to promote attractive destinations in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo was held in HCM City yesterday, with the participation of nearly 30 Vietnamese travel agencies.

At the event, two latest videos to introduce Kanagawa's Yokohama and Kamakura cities, made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan in collaboration with Kanagawa Prefecture, were shown to the attendees.

Kanagawa Prefecture is known for its modern cities and charming old towns such as Kakone, Kamakura and Odawada.

It is home to many of Japan's top attractions, including Minato Mirai (Yokohama's futuristic port with offices, hotels, convention centres, shopping, dinning art, culture and entertainment), CupNoodles Museum, Great Buddha of Kamakura and Yokohama Marine Tower.

The Odawara Castle, Sankeien Garden and Kenchoji (one of the largest and oldest temples in Kamakura) and Motomachi shopping streets are also popular sites.

The promotional videos will be broadcast on HNTV1, VTV Da Nang and VTV9 this month to help more Vietnamese learn about the province.

More Vietnamese are choosing Japan for holidays because of the country's beautiful nature, friendly people and similarities in culture and customs, according to domestic travel agencies.

With strategies to promote tourists and effective co-operation with Vietnamese partners, the number of Vietnamese tourists to Japan is expected to increase further in the near future, they said. — VNS

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