THE BIGGEST JAPANTOWN IN THE WORLD

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In our post of today, we are going to the city of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

As I told you in some posts before, I had the enormous pleasure of spending more than a month in this amazing country❤, and most of the time, I was in Sao Paulo. I loved that city {definitely it deserves a post about it!! soon, I promise!!}, and one of my favorite parts of the city was Bairro da Liberdade. It’s kind of like a Chinatown, but in this case, it would be a Japantown. Japanese community is very important in Brazil; in fact, just the city of Sao Paulo brings together the world’s largest Japanese community outside of Japan. They arrived in this area in the beginning of XX Century. In that moment, it was one of the cheapest areas of the city, and all the Japanese immigrants got that hope for better days. Being a central district, they could easily going to their different jobs in the rest of the city. Decade after decade, all the Japanese immigration made this area grow up, until convert it in what it is nowadays: an original and beautiful part of the city, similar in some aspects to the rest of the city, and different in a lot of other ones. 

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This is a view of the main square of Liberdade. If you are going by underground, then you will probably arrive in here.

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There’s an interesting market every Sunday in Liberdade square where you can find all kind of Japanese handicrafts, typical food and a lot of other things. This is one of the most famous events in the zone. 

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The streets keep the Japanese style that makes you feel like if you were in Asia. 

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 Apart from Japan, there’s significant population from China and Korea in the area. The stores in Liberdade sell all kind of products from Japan.

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These pictures above are just some examples of what you can find in the district. 

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Coming to Liberdade and not taking a picture in this same place that you see above would be something like going to Paris and not taking a picture in the Eiffel Tower.It’s the most typical place to take a picture in the area.

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This was my favorite part of the Bairro da LiberdadeJardim Oriental. 

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When you get in you forget that you are still in the center of the biggest city of South America.❤ 

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I love the natural space that they created in this small part of Liberdade.

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And of course, how could we go somewhere and not try the most typical food from that part? Qual a chance?! 

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We ate “Pastel da María❤”, the best pastel of Sao Paulo according to them. How could they be wrong with that name? {Xuxu❤, me and my nails need you!!} 

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If you are going to Sao Paulo, please do not leave the city before visiting Liberdade!

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It’s really easy to get there: by cab, just ask the driver to take you to.. BINGO! Liberdade! And by underground there’s a stop called Liberdade as well.

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See you soon!

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PS: Thank you all for the views on our first video for the blog about the 5 MUST GOs in London! If you missed it, you can see it in this link. A new video coming soon!!

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