Hanoi works to attract more Japanese tourists

Representatives from 65 Japanese and Hanoi firms joined a program to promote tourism in the capital Vietnamese city on Saturday.

The Japanese guests enjoyed folk music performances, watched a clip introducing Hanoi's tourism which was aired on CNN, and met with local businesses and the media to learn about the city's tourism products and destinations.

They gained an insight into Hanoi's tangible and intangible heritages, ecological tourism and entertainment areas, shopping centers, travel agencies, lodging facilities, transportation, and tourism linkage with other localities.

The guests also visited Thang Long imperial citadel, the Temple of Literature, Hanoi's Old Quarter, Duong Lam ancient village, Van Phuc silk village, and Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Japan remained among the top three sources of tourists to Hanoi with more than 290,000 arrivals last year, up 22 percent annually.

Source: VOV5