To experience the eclectic cultural mix that keeps São Paulo pulsing, visit Praça Liberdade on a weekend, when the square hosts a sprawling Asian food and crafts fair. You might see Afro-Brazilians dressed in colorful kimonos hawking grilled shrimp on a stick, or perhaps a religious celebration such as April's Hanamatsuri, commemorating the birth of the Buddha. Many Japanese shops and restaurants worth a stop can be found near the square.
Av. da Liberdade and Rua dos Estudantes, São Paulo, 01503–010, Brazil