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Japanese Cemetery

Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Broome
Type: Cemeteries
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The cemetery is very well maintained. At the entrance is a plaque giving a little info about the cemetery. However, once inside, all headstones are in Japanese. If they want to present this as a tourist venue, I wonder if an English translation next to the headstones would be possible? I realise they have to be respectful of the graves,... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Was very disappointed that vandals had broken many of the headstone memorials but heartened to see that these had been repaired and that the Cemetery is generally well maintained.

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a very quiet and moving place, the plaques at the entrance explained a lot about the cemetery. The headstones were mostly in Japanese, and not being speakers we could not understand them. There was not a lot of information inside the cemetery, but just walking around there was a sense of order and peace (possibly quite unlike the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A walk around the cemetery was interesting and the work of the restoration is very welcoming. The headstones were very beautiful especially the ones made out of local slabs of rocks.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

we realy enjoyed looking at the interesting headstonesawith japenese writing on them. very well maintained and nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Many graves and the story of a Japanese executive who set out to restore the cemetery. Culturally an eye opener.

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Seaton
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

During WW2 the Japanese Divers were sent to Cowra in New South Wales. This cemetery reflects the number of young men who died some within a few days of arrival as they dived for the precious pearl bearing oyster and the shell to make pearl buttons. The cemetery was badly vandalised during the war and thereafter and was restored as... More

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Buderim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So interesting to see the graves of so many of the divers who had perished getting these wonderful living things. Very sad to see some of the ages of those lost in this very dangerous job so that we can enjoy the benefits.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It reminds you that there is another world out there. Compare these graves site to the rest of the cemetery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sad and beautiful place. The headstones, made from the local rock are unique. It was a shame to see there were still some graves which had lost their plaques.

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