Kanagawa festival to thrill visitors in downtown Hanoi hinh anh 1 A performance at last year's Kanagawa festival in Hanoi (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A Kanagawa festival from the Japanese prefecture of the same name will take place in Hanoi’s Ly Thai To Square by Hoan Kiem Lake on November 16 and 17.

The cultural exchange aims to help Vietnamese firms understand more about Kanagawa’s tourism and business potential.

As part of the event, on November 17, a Japanese folk festival will take the stage at the Hanoi Opera House, with proceeds from ticket sales donated to the local Nguyen Dinh Chieu secondary school, which caters for a large number of visually-impaired students.

On November 18, a Vietnam-Japan investment promotion conference will be held.

In early September this year, the 6th Vietnam Festa ran in Kanagawa, introducing Vietnam’s unique culture and traditional cuisine to Japanese and international friends.

Japan is now a key source of tourists for Vietnam.

In 2018, the country welcomed 826,000 Japanese visitors, a year-on-year rise of 3.6 percent. In the first eight months of this year, over 620,000 Japanese tourists arrived in Vietnam, up 13.7 percent annually./.