Liberdade, 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. 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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  • I wanted to come here so bad since knowing that I would be coming to São Paulo. An incredible experience of cultures and acceptance of all people. Liberdade is home of the largest Japanese population....  more »
  • A Japanese atmosphere in a Latin country! Although many owners of the shops are Taiwanese people, you can find Asians products from everywhere.  more »
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