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Museum of the Japanese Immigration

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Address: Rua Sao Joaquim 381 | Liberdade, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01508-900, Brazil
Phone Number:
(11) 3209-5465

Tue-Sun 1.30pm-5.30pm

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Dropped by during my off hours of my business trip, but this place was way better than I expected. Had detailed audio program, the machinery might be a bit old, but with all these... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Dropped by during my off hours of my business trip, but this place was way better than I expected. Had detailed audio program, the machinery might be a bit old, but with all these old video and photos seems precious and interesting. Non-Portuguese speaker is fine, as most exhibits have Japanese explanation.

Thank hirohiro2525
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Even if you are not directly related to Japanese living in Brazil or their ancestors, you might find this museum of interest. Although mostly in Japanese and Spanish, there is some limited English language information available, too. There are some great visual displays of early immigrants' housing as well as well as statistical information and stories that bring their struggles... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

A nice museum to learn about the history of Japanese immigrants in Brazil. Located in the neighborhood of Liberty, worth knowing.

Thank bmgimenes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The museum is located in Liberdade district (the oriental area in Sao Paulo). Firstly, arriving in front of the address of the museum, I was surprised because the museum is located on 8th floor of a building (If I`m not mistaken), and 2 more floors. The place is full of photographs, objects, videos, etc, and shows exactly what happened with... More 

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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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