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Japanese Cemetery

Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 23 Attractions in Broome
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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  • German first
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English first
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cemeteries are sad places and this one has many, many grave sites of Japanese pearlers. It will inform travellers and locals of a time not long ago.

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Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well arranged and respectful. Interesting headstones but all in Japanese. Some information in English at entrance. Next to Chinese Cemetery and Broome Cemetery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Japanese cemetery gave an incredible feeling when you walked through the gates, you could feel the respect for those buried there in the way the cemetery was laid out and presented. Well worth a visit if you are in Broome

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Newcastle, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was there on a day trip around Broome sights and was interested in its historical perspective as well as the various reasons for the different shaped headstones.....hint..avoid the heat of the day ..there was a coffee and drink wagon there for some refreshments

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Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Such a serene place. A place to reflect even if you dont understand the Japanese language. The loss of life and the pearling industry.

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We lived in Japan for four years in the '80s, and I felt as if we were back in Aioyama Cemetery when we approached. It was lovely to see the Japanese characters on the headstones.

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North Lakes, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took time to walk through this final resting place for so many so far from their home land. They came for the pearling industry and some bought their families too. A short stop to take a look and the headstones are etched into some lovely natural stone.

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great part of the background and history to Broome, tour guide was great and gave out lots of local knowledge and showed the hard and often very short life, the pearlers led.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting story from the guide on how so many japanese divers die looking for pearl shells. Very sad.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautifully preserved piece of history. Has a wonderfully peaceful ambience. Enjoyed the visit very much.

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