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Street food and souvenir shopping.

The Sunday Liberdade market is a small, but very amusing activity. The biggest attraction is... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Sorocaba, Brazil
Old Japanese area market

Very culturally Japanese based on where the first immigrants settled. Brazilian twist to the market... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“sushi”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(2 reviews)
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-7pm
Praca da Liberdade | Liberdade, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01503-010, Brazil
+55 11 4339-1578
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very special japanese neighborhood. You can find high quality japanese restaurants, as well as high quality japanese streetfood. There's a lot to explore! Worth a whole day in the place!

1  Thank GuilBr
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

this is something you definitely wanna miss... overcrowded place, you cant find a spot to eat, the food is terrible, smells like overused oil and almost everything is fried! run away from the street market and go to one of the restaurants around, much better...More

2  Thank rblacerda
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Sunday Liberdade market is a small, but very amusing activity. The biggest attraction is definitely the food (the shaved ice and the takokoyaki stalls are great!), but I think everyone has something interesting on display. My favorite is definitely the one belonging to the...More

Thank rtwteatime
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I thought it would be a sort of Chinatown but not at all. Not photogenic, only good for great restaurants.

Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Whereas before this district had a distict Japanese character, it is taken over by Chinese, selling cheap and cheerful made in China. Easy to get good Chinese food as Japanese restaurants are closed outside meal hours!

1  Thank LaohuPenang
Reviewed 24 January 2018

In the Liberdade Square, every Sunday the traveler can eat all kind of Brazilian and oriental foods, like a pastel or yakisoba. Every body by in the kiosks an eat standing by the street, between hundreds of visitors. Around the square there is several stores...More

1  Thank Shiroagente
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you like Manga (Japanese comic), Anime action figures, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean and Chinese culinary, that is the right spot. You can also find Japanese kitchen gadgets and accessories as well groceries market. It will be crowded by the weekend as most of major attraction...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

At this market everything is sold. From wonderful food, to fresh coconut water, toys hand made, things for house, etc. Less than a block there is a good shop to buy hairdresser products and with great prices. Everything you can imagine. Plus the best Pastel...More

Thank evelynm_12
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very culturally Japanese based on where the first immigrants settled. Brazilian twist to the market with lots of different items for sale Worth a look

Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was awestruck to see such a crowd of Japanese people living outside Japan. They have sushi all around the place. The Japanese handmande crafts are available at a bargain.

Thank naresh n
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It is said that the first Japanese immigrants in Brazil in 1908 were deployed in the Liberdade neighbourhood, where they formed their first colony. You can feel that presence with many restaurants, shops, services and posters advertising 'sumo' tournaments. No better place, then, to host...More

1  Thank Vitor B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited this street market on a Saturday as I was told that it only happens on Saturdays by the tourist information centre in Paulista Avenue. The market itself is superb and has loads to offer including traditional Japanese food. Highly recommended

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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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
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15 February 2015|
Response from larlen | Reviewed this property |
It is advertised as all day, but when I was there it was in the late afternoon and some booths were shutting down. I think it was almost 3:30pm. I was there in January so perhaps it depends upon the season of the year and... More