When in São Paulo, it’s great to hop on the Metrô to Liberdade, home of the biggest Japanese community outside of Japan. Rua Galvão Bueno was decorated with Japanese arches and there were several shops selling goods from Asia. A few Japanese and Chinese restaurants were mixed in. I also got to see some interesting street art.
The Museu da Imigração Japonesa (Museum of Japanese Immigration) is located in the neighborhood.
There is also a Buddhist temple, Templo Busshinji, which was built in 1995. Unfortunately it was closed when we walked by.