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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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$72*
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Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Camel Ride

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Interesting place.

Luckily I was able to visit this on the end of my bike trip, and wow, what interesting history to be found in this place, from the people who dived for pearls years ago.....and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Jan H
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Caboolture, Australia
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Caboolture, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Luckily I was able to visit this on the end of my bike trip, and wow, what interesting history to be found in this place, from the people who dived for pearls years ago.....and who's final resting place was a long way from home....well worth the visit...

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Walked around admiring the workmanship on the stones but would have been nice to understand what any of it said. Site is well maintained and has a peaceful feeling with the trees and gravel. Not much shade on a hot day, maybe go morning or evening.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Whilst the Japanese cemetery is very precise in its lay out, you can not read the head stones unless you are Japanese, the surrounding cemeteries are far more interesting. One being the Chinese cemetery, whilst not large or well maintained, read the tombstones, you will find one in particular very amusing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the cemetery and taking in the history, I loved all the headstones and seeing how nature is continuously carving out the sandstone with the rain and wind. I wish I understood Japanese so I could read a bit more about the people that are buried there. It’s a shame that so many people lost their lives... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The history behind this Cemetery is incredible, the support for the rectification works is nothing short of brilliantly mapped out. I was very lucky to catch onto Doug Fong from REFLECTIONS B&B - Doug has an unbelievable wealth of Broome knowledge having been born in Broome some 77 years ago.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Well maintained historical cemetery, highlights Broomes significant past with the Japanese pearl divers.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lovely to see this cemetery and much history behind the people resting here. A big part of the pearling history of Broome and an insight into the muticultral nature of Broomr

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was interesting and sad to see how many people died in the pursuit of pearls. I like that it is still in use for people who have died recently. It gets very hot and there is limited shade so an early morning visit is the best time.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was very cool , I have never been to a Japanese Cemetery before. There are a lot of head stones there. I also noted that it is an active cemetery with new burials in the last year

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A real part of Broome's history - just a shame the headstones have been vandalised. Well worth a visit

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