Sao Paolo, Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, according to the Brazilian embassy with the first Japanese immigrants coming to work on Brazil’s coffee plantations. Besides being a showcase for the iconic architecture of Japanese-Brazilian Ruy Ohtake, Brazil’s largest city is a destination for Japanese cuisine.
Where to eat: Head straight for Liberdade, Sao Paolo’s Little Japan. Each Sunday the neighborhood is host to a Japanese market, Feira da Liberdade, where you can taste traditional Japanese dishes like yakitori (a barbeque kebab) or lamen, a type of ramen. Eat at Aska Lamen, one of the city’s best ramen houses, or for upscale sushi head to Jun Sakamoto.