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Liberdade, Sao Paulo

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Instead of Chinatown, in Sao Paulo there’s Japantown, locally called Liberdade. This part of town is the world’s largest Japanese community outside of Japan. The district includes a significant population of Chinese and Koreans, and features numerous Asian shops, markets, bars, and restaurants. The area is also noted for housing the Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil, narrating the story of the first Japanese settlers who came to work on the region’s sprawling coffee plantations. Be sure to stop by the iconic entrance into the district, which offers a convenient photo opportunity with its tall red torii, a Japanese arch usually marking entrances into Shinto temples. Put Liberdade on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo vacation trip planner.
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  • A great place to meet the Japanese culture in São paulo, with all kinds of souvenirs to take in your journey.
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  • If there's a place that's well worth knowing is the neighborhood of liberty, a little slice of Japan in the midst of São Paulo. Not to mention, the tourists, the cuisine is sensational ... has everything! Pastel to yakisoba ... several price options! Not to mention the amount of food stores and imported products and excellent prices ... Between freedom and the municipal market, you no long tourist, prefer freedom. Recommendations: take the day and didn't want to be Pedro Álvares Cabral, walk always has movement.. Despite police surveillance, always good to stay alert, especially those who are not of the city.
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  • A place that is very worthwhile come sightseeing and shopping of different things. I live in the region, the only difficulty is that of street cleaning that leaves something to be desired, and at night is not too busy, only restaurants with reservation. For visitors in the streets of the neighborhood the best time is during the day and during weekends, where the handicraft and typical foods.
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