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Hokkaido Festival in Ha Long to open on November 17

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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 booth displayed Quang Ninh's OCOP products and introduced famous attractions at the Vietnam Festival held in Hokkaido in 2022. Photo: Viet Anh

Diverse activities such as 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, will be held on this occasion.

These activities will be mainly held at Ha Long city’s 30/10 Square and Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center. 

Hokkaido Festival in Ha Long is part of the cooperation agreement signed between the Quang Ninh People’s Committee and the Hokkaido prefectural administration. 

It is hoped to significantly contribute to the promotion of the cultural traditions of Quang Ninh and Hokkaido, as well as the two countries in general, and attract foreign visitors to the Vietnamese province. 

The opening ceremony is expected to 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 Hoang Nhi