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Liberdade, Sao Paulo
(4.2/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice place, good location and interesting. Many food and shopping options, affordable prices!
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  • Good place to walk around and see some of the Japanese culture. I was hoping that the buildings in the region were traditional, but are quite common
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  • Great neighborhood to enjoy the oriental culture. Great shops and restaurants. Looks like we're in another country once in a while
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