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. Put Liberdade on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo vacation trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I loved the Freedom. Beautiful place, clean and with very busy trade. The highlight is the Galvão Bueno. Full of Japanese food stores and cosmetic stores. The neighborhood has differentiated lamps that give an oriental air who come for two streets. The pedestrian traffic lights tb has Oriental symbols with markers. Super recommend! There's no way to regret.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Who wants to know a bit of Japanese culture is the right place, beyond the fair exists on Sundays has several walking options.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Whenever I take a trip to the neighborhood is to enjoy the oriental (extra wide) or for shopping of every kind of thing: cosmetics, china or Japanese articles and home products (bed bath & beyond). The neighborhood still has bank branches and shoe stores, plants and even offers hospital if the worst happens.
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