A rehearsal for the opening ceremony of Hokkaido Festival was held on November 15 at the 30/10 Square. Acting Chairman of the provincial People”s Committee, Cao Tuong Huy, and Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee, Nguyen Thi Hanh, attended and supervised the program.
Under the theme “Quang Ninh – Hokkaido: Rich Cutural Integration”, the Hokkaido Festival will take place in Ha Long city from November 17 to 19 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations and the 60th founding anniversary of Quang Ninh (October 30, 1963 – 2023).
The festival aims to help introduce the cultural traditions of Quang Ninh and Hokkaido, as well as the two countries in general, and attract foreign visitors to the Vietnamese province.
It will feature activities such as a Quang Ninh – Japan investment promotion conference, an exhibition of Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, street art performances, a workshop on cultural – tourism ties and human resources development, and a friendly golf tournament, among others.
As planned, the opening ceremony will draw about 4,000-5,000 people, including Japanese artisans and artists.
Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost prefecture with the nation’s largest land area. It accounts for 22 percent of the nation’s total area, and has numerous areas with untapped natural beauty and magnificent scenery thanks to its low population density. Hokkaido abounds in national parks and popular hot spring resorts, allowing visitors to enjoy and relax in its splendid natural environment. The number of tourists visiting Hokkaido has been noticeably increasing every year because it is an appealing tourist destination visited multiple times even by Japanese tourists.
By Minh Duc