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Japanese War Cemetery

Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
+61 2 6342 4333
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Worth the visit

The Japanese war cemetery is quite small, but quite moving and is the only Japanese war cemetery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan J
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Sydney, Australia
A little Japanse garden

This is the only Japanese War Cemetery outside Japan. It is not big but it has a peaceful entry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AmarilisVos
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Jabbeke, Belgium
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Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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+61 2 6342 4333
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"australian soldiers"
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Reviewed 2 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.

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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

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Reviewed 16 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 8 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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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very moved to visit this well maintained memorial to the Australian and Japanese that lost their lives. Very serene atmosphere to pause and reflect. Worth a stop when visiting Cowra and the WW2 sites in the area.

Thank Whitey68
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is a lot of history to the place and it is all explained here. As you walk down the grave sites you will see the name and date that the person died. Given the constant dates of 5th August 1944 it is easy to...More

Thank Brisbane41
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