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A nice eastern neighbourhood in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, like New York is a melting pot! Liberdade is one of those unique places you find here. From restaurants, supermarkets, street market, even beauty shops (IKESAKI) , in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sao Paulo, like New York is a melting pot! Liberdade is one of those unique places you find here. From restaurants, supermarkets, street market, even beauty shops (IKESAKI) , in Liberdade you can find almost everything! And it's very close to Se Square, in one day you can visit both places! Walk distance! Just be careful with your belongings. Go... More 

Thank Patricia Carlos S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is an interesting experience to see the Japanese-Asian culture in the centre of Sao Paulo. It is like Japan. I like small restaurants by the metro stop for a short break after visiting the second hand bookshops near the cathedral. The neighbourhood and the local market is a good experience in Sao Paulo.

Thank Yalçın K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Liberdade quite a few times and, well, there are very few things you can't find there! They really sell everything you can possible imagine and have great places to eat either sushi or Chinese or even Korean :) Highly recommended to anyway, it's a great experience!

Thank WaLe90
Sao Paulo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best asian food, chinese, japanese, korean and thai. Easy to reach by subway. Great place to find asian stuffs, many good shops and good deals.

Thank Sandroefv
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Known as an Japanese neighborhood for quite some time, currently Liberdade is also home for Chinese, Korean , as well as Japanese, retailers, restaurants and interesting attractions. Besides being one of the most touristic spots in Sao Paulo – Feira da Liberdade is a very popular attraction on weekends, it also offers some hidden treasures for locals as bookstores, temples,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Easy to reach by subway, excellent shopping place to oriental stuff and food, Japanese ( small) garden, street fair on the weekends.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is the Japanese part of Sao Paulo and it is very nice. (also many Chinese shops) We went on a Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed looking at all the handicrafts and food stalls. We were especially impressed with the origami arts. Prices seem very fair.

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The japanese and chinese neighbourhood in San Paulo is beautiful, full of live and cheap. On the sundays there is a fair with handcrafts, street foods and other things. It's always crowded.

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The area is nice, Japanese stile lanterns to mark the place. Nice Japanese stores, supermarkets and restaurants.

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

the biggest Japanese community outside Japan is in Sao Paulo. Come here to get a close look at the Japanese lifestyle in Brazil.

Thank DMS1995

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As the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, Liberdade offers a variety of shops with Asian products and restaurants with diverse Asian cuisines. Liberdade is a world unto its own - you may forget you are in São Paulo. The streets are decorated with red lamps and there are various markets. On the weekends, there is a great street fair at Liberdade Square, starting right by the subway entrance. The Oriental Garden and the Busshinji Temple are beautiful spots to visit, and if you want to learn more about Japanese culture and immigration to Brazil, stop by the Museum of Japanese Immigration.
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