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Japanese War Cemetery

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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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+61 2 6342 4333

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Peaceful, respectful and well kept

After going to the Japanese Gardens and Prisoner of War Campsite-this compliments the experience. Beautifully kept next to the local cemetary

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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After going to the Japanese Gardens and Prisoner of War Campsite-this compliments the experience. Beautifully kept next to the local cemetary

Thank dunnsk60
Liverpool, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not far from the POW camp. It is a very small cemetery and only takes a couple of minutes to walk around. Still well worth a look.

Thank Lyn W
Arrawarra, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This war cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War Two. It is a wonderful tribute to these men and very well cared for by the Cowra community

Thank 775mariet
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited and so moved by the peace around the cemetery. Beautiful manicured gardens in a beautiful garden. Lovely.

Thank Mictay
Grafton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is thought to be the only Japanese War Cemetery outside of Japan. It is thought provoking in that it highlights how recently Australia's relationship with Japan was shaped by imperialist ambitions which led to many acts which are impossible to forget and for some older Australians almost impossible to forgive. This cemetery has a beauty and peacefulness that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solemn site. Worth a visit in conjunction with the Australian war graves and the Cowra prisoner of war camp.

Thank Wayneaa
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nicely laid out cemetery but of more interest to me was the Australian cemetery next to it where soldiers killed during the break out are buried. One tree in there was planted by the Crown Prince who became the Emperor of Japan.

Thank Warwick D
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Cowra's Japanese War Cemetery is a sombre place located in a beautiful and well-maintained garden/lawn setting. It's very quiet - a perfect place for some reflection.I found late afternoon a good time to visit. The Japanese War Cemetery is just one part of the site. There are a lot of people buried here including the Japanese POWs who died during... More 

Thank JElliot32
Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I always try to visit the war graves 'lest we forget'... This one is notable for the starkness of the Japanese memorials - just a plaque with their name and date of death in long lines; many of them on 5th August when the breakout occurred. There is a commonwealth cemetery there as well alongside the Japanese one.

Thank sjmmarsh
Esperance, Australia
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

So well kept, a nice stroll around to look at both Japanese and Australian war cemetery all in excellent condition

Thank Peter M

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