Liberdade, Sao Paulo

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#2 of 12 in Neighborhoods in State of Sao Paulo
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. Plan your Liberdade visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning app .
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  • As a descendant of the Japanese colony, I attend Freedom since very little. I love to walk in the streets of freedom and love to buy in the shops of Rua Galvão Bueno. Too bad it is always so full! For food shopping you need to leave early. So we can buy in stores not so full and the products are fresh. Excellent ride for those who do not is SP.
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  • The Neighborhood of liberty is one of my favorite sites in SP. The oriental culture is fascinating view at the fairs, restaurants and grocery stores selling imported goods. The Metro station is right there in the middle of the fairs. Very easy to reach.
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  • The neighborhood is very interesting with great variety of Japanese culture. Has several markets with food products coming directly from Japan. Has the market with crafts and typical food, the most common there is a stall of Tempura. Is a restaurant which I thought was a fair price Tiá Tiá found and good food.
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