Central Da Nang city and Japan have sought to promote tourism cooperation through a conference held in Da Nang on July 26 as part of the 2018 Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Festival.

Da Nang has set up relations with 20 Japanese localities and held many exchange activities with them over the past years.

The Japan National Tourism Organisation reported that the number of Vietnamese tourists to Japan hit 300,000 for the first time in 2017.

Meanwhile, Japan ranked third in the number of tourists to Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Cultural Festival in Japan and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Vietnam have become annual much-awaited events for people of the two nations.–VNA