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“Anata ga iku hitsuyo ga arimasu! (You must go!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Liberdade

Liberdade
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$71.00*
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City Tour Meet São Paulo
Ranked #22 of 719 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Guarulhos, SP
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“Anata ga iku hitsuyo ga arimasu! (You must go!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Oriental street market, with typical products, and japanese food. The people who lives there are 90% oriental (japanese, chinese or korean native). But is good to eat some sushi/tempura and buy handmade things at Sundays.

Visited June 2012
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Bray, Ireland
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“expensive food, not to do/see”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Unless you're really interested on buying some chinese stuff, don't waste your time. Went there cause I thought I would see nice stuff about the culture or whatever, but nothing to do there and it's not even beautiful or charming or even clean. Food is extremely expensive for the price.

Visited April 2013
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Uruguay
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“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I expected quite a lot more. I suspect the most interesting thing to do there is to eat in a japanese, korean or chinese restaurant. A tip: look where people dining or having lunch are all chinese, japanese or korean. Those are good and real.

Visited March 2013
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São Paulo
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“São Paulo shows its Japanese face”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Coming to São Paulo and then visiting a Japanese district may seem a bit odd but, as the city is not exactly bursting with tourist attractions, Liberdade has become something of a must for visitors.

It is only a five-minute walk from Praça da Sé and the downtown area and easily accessible by metro and/or bus from the Avenida Paulista and Faria Lima areas where business travelers are likely to stay.

It is compact area with Japanese signs and lanterns and some steep side streets filled with restaurants and stores selling Asian food and accessories – chopsticks, rice bowls, porcelain statuettes of the Maneki-Neko cat holding up its paw that is supposed to bring good luck etc.

It is probably a good place for Japanese visitors to stay as they will have no problem with the language or food.

However, since the Japanese have integrated pretty well into Brazilian society, there are as many (if not more) Brazilians around and it does not have the same ethnic feel as New York´s Chinatown, for example.

There are also some Chinese and Korean restaurants.

There is an outdoor market on Saturdays and Sundays – when the area is very busy - and the square is used for concerts and commemorative events.

Visited April 2013
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Brazil
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“Tradition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Like Little Italy and Chinatown, Liberdade is a Japanese traditional neighbor where the first japanese imigrants came to Brazil. Lot of stores and traditional street food (on Sundays moring to evening).

Visited September 2012
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