If you want to discover the mysterious and unusual side of the side, do not forget to visit these temples of Japanese legacy.
One of Brazil's Japanese corners.
If you want to get to know a rarer side to São Paulo, you have to look for Valle de los Templos (Temple Valley) and Zu Lai Temple. To reach this corner of Japanese legacy in the heart of Brazil (thanks to immigration) you have to rent a car or get to the nearest town, Itapecerica da Serra. Once you reach Valle de los Templos, you will be amazed by the jungle, the almond orchards and the lake that conceals access to the Kinkaku-ji Sanctuary (identical to the one with the same name in Kioto) and the Enko-ji Sanctuary. Try the food and drink during your visit if you can; there are not many restaurants in the area. Another picturesque Buddhist temple is Zu Lai, in the city of Cotia, situated only 30 kilometres from São Paulo and which you can get to by public transport direct from the Liberdade neighbourhood.