Japanese locality promotes tourism in Ha Noi
Update: Mar 15, 2016
Representatives from Sapporo city, capital of the Japanese Hokkaido prefecture, held a tourism promotion programme in Ha Noi on March 13.

The programme was held in line with an event to introduce a music video of two famous Vietnamese singers, Dong Nhi and Cao Thang, with scenes shot in the city.

The tourism products introduced at the programme included snowboarding and skiing tours, lilac (a symbolic flower of Sapporo ) and cherry blossoms festivals, and Yosakoi Soran, an energetic dancing event.

The Japanese representatives presented Sapporo’s attractive tourism destinations, such as the Okurayama Ski Jump stadium which was the site of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics and the Jozankei hot spring.

They also recommend Vietnamese visitors to enjoy cherry blossoms flowering in Sapporo in May.

Sapporo, the fifth largest city in Japan, is also well-known for its beer museum, shrines, twin towers and snow festivals.

According to the city’s statistics, 448 Vietnamese tourists visited Sapporo from April, 2013 to 2014. 

In the 2014-2015 period, the number of Vietnamese visitors reached over 900, accounting for half of the foreign arrivals to the city.