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. 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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  • Neighborhood very nice to meet you. It's a little slice of Japan in Sao Paulo. Have delicious foods. Varieties of products, of course, a lot has nothing to do with Japanese culture. But it is very meet and eat the treat.
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  • A fantastic neighborhood, full of news and with a variety of shops and markets. Worth a walk or a trip to the shops. Good prices.
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  • Recommend the weekends, as it has a wonderful market, with typical foods and crafts, Many Japanese grocery stores with products from Japan, as well as shops with objects and Japanese dolls with great prices, I'm in Sao Paulo and freedom is my favorite neighborhood, if you have time available has a zen Buddhist temple to go visit and do meditation
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