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Liberdade

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Great place to eat and discover a little about Japanese, Chinese and Korean culture in São Paulo. A lot of restaurants and small markets with all kind of stuff, you will have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat and discover a little about Japanese, Chinese and Korean culture in São Paulo. A lot of restaurants and small markets with all kind of stuff, you will have a lot of fun and a great experience there!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a short and easy walk from Se this square and area are easy to get to. It is hyped as an artist area. All we saw were cheap Chinese knock off stores and lots of places selling cheap make-up items. The street lamps are kinda kewl.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took the hop-on / hop-off bus and this was by far the most interesting place on the tour. spend a few hours in the neighborhood. was just great.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest community of Japan outside of Japan is in Sao Paulo. Going to LIberdade is to taste a piece of their culture. You can find lots of restaurants, supermarkets, and japanese shops in this neighborhood. Easy to access by subway (Liberdade Station) you can take a walk through their streets, taste their food and even speak their language if... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is too dirty, it's not a pretty local. At night there is not a good place to be, they don't have the necessary security.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

That's a nice place to visit in São Paulo. It is not grandious. It is simple and nice to go. You will find a piece of Japan there. Some restaurants with Japanese Food, shops with items that you will only find there. On Sundays, there is a street fair with craftwork and food. Go with no hurry and enjoy the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

yesterday i was robed, first time in my life, in this placa liberdade. i was walking down the street, noon time, rigth after buying frozen yogurt from a place nearby. suddenly it felt like the whole street is slowing down. i stopped too and looked around me, not understanding why everybody stopped, and than - BOOOM , somebody from behind... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is a nice place to go for a walk. The problem is that the best day to go, Sunday, is very crowded. If you can go on a Saturday that is a better deal. Visit the shops, stroll around the “camêlos” and eat a great asian food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Liberdade neighborhood is very beautiful and filled with oriental decoration. Great restaurants and japanese stores of all kind can be seen there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It has a lot of Asian restaurants, people and supermarket. When you go during the week you can see a lot of Asian people going about their life. On Sunday there is a street market fair with great food and products and the exit of the Liberdade metro station exit.

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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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