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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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  • It's a typically Eastern neighborhood. Food, shops and retailers, art, etc. Very cool go on Saturdays where there is the handicraft market with handicrafts, typical food, attractions. Gets on the subway, on Freedom Square. There are some things only found on the site, such as: some brands of sake, fried ice cream (recommended), popsicles, clothes, etc. Great choice of ride.
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  • Very nice place. Excellent opportunity to contact with Japanese culture. Commerce and Gastronomy of quality!
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  • A beautiful neighborhood, organized and that brings a bit of Japanese culture to this giant city and diverse. Near the Center, and great to have contact with the cooking and the like of this culture. The decorated streets give a charm. If the SP, you gotta know!
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