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Japanese Cemetery

Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Broome
Type: Cemeteries
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cemetery is interesting if you are aware of the history of the pearl divers- I found it worth a visit but of course everything is in Japanese except the plaque at the entrance. Take an umbrella on a hot day.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Would not have thought to come here but was part of the town tour. Great honor here given to the pearl divers and dood to visit.

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Tumbi Umbi NSW
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very moving and brings one to remember how many of the buried were very young early pearl divers The cemetery has been maintained very nicely

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice place very well laid out. Great head-stones, if I were to have one I would like one like many have here. About 10 mins walk from nearest bus stop, though does help to have a car in Broome.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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