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Japanese War Cemetery

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Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
+61 2 6342 4333
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Part of the history of cowra

At the rear of the older section of Cowra Cemery is a lawn section with the graves and headstones... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul H
Worth a visit

After visiting the Japanese gardens & the Breakout site, it was interesting to visit the cemetery... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Janene P
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Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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"australian soldiers"
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"who lost their lives"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At the rear of the older section of Cowra Cemery is a lawn section with the graves and headstones of hundreds of Japanese soldiers killed during the breakout from the Cowra POW camp during wwII. Mainly young men who died far from their homeland. A...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After visiting the Japanese gardens & the Breakout site, it was interesting to visit the cemetery and read the headstones, particularly interesting was the age of some of the civilian internees that died during this time.

Thank Janene P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japanese war cemetery is quite small, but quite moving and is the only Japanese war cemetery outside Japan. Worth the visit. Like most cemeteries is quite moving.

Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only Japanese War Cemetery outside Japan. It is not big but it has a peaceful entry. Next to it is a Australian War Cemetery.

Thank AmarilisVos
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Worth the visit .This is a part of recent history and it does make you reflect the tragedy of the last war .and gives an insight to the Japanise soldier

Thank Mitch462013
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Cowra is where Japanese prisoners of was were imprisoned. An abortive escape attempt resulted in a number of deaths and these prisoners are buried in a Japanese style cemetery. It’s very different and very moving, set in Australian countryside. It’s well worth turning off the...More

Thank BigKevTravels
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Next to Cowra's general cemetery, there is a small section for Australian soldiers - including the 4 killed in the breakout - and a section for Japanese soldiers who died while at the camp. It's good for a quick look at the Japanese monuments. The...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A simple cemetery that pays tribute to those found in the conflict of war. Both civilian and military are honoured. A solemn Occassion.

Thank Glenn H
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Looking at war cemeteries is always emotional, as one cannot not be moved by the age of so many of those that died and relate it to ones own sons. Having both the Australian and japanese buried in this spot is also very telling. It...More

Thank suem030
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very peaceful place on the outskirts of Cowra, over 200 Japanese prisoners are buried here, most of them from the breakout late in World War 2.  There is also a section nearby for the Allied servicemen who died in the area. The cemetery is...More

Thank DestinationsJourney
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