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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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  • On Sundays there is the famous fair, where it is easier for you to learn a little of gastronomy paying little, without appeal to restaurants. A good place to buy action figures and role-playing items with shops well complete. Markets sell various ingredients and difficult to find elsewhere.
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  • Many beautiful shops to visit and buy in addition to different types of foods gives typical Japanese cuisine. Excellent restaurants also make up this scenario.
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  • The classic Eastern neighborhood of São Paulo, very nice for a walk. With several stores of typical products from Japan, there you will also find, good Japanese food restaurants.
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