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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. 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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  • This is the first time that I rewien a place in my home town. This place deserve it. You can find here many stores with typical food and products from Japan, China, Korea. On sunday there is a street....  more »
  • Liberdade is unlike anywhere else in the world. It's a must see for Sao Paulo. If you can only go to 1 place on SP, this is it. Amazing restaurants, really cool shopping. Japanese shops with all your....  more »

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