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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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Educational and moving visit to Cowra

Cowra's Japanese War Cemetery offers a sensitive look at the Prisoner Of War and Breakout experience. It is kept beautifully maintained and really demonstrates the reconciliation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Cowra, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cowra's Japanese War Cemetery offers a sensitive look at the Prisoner Of War and Breakout experience. It is kept beautifully maintained and really demonstrates the reconciliation efforts with the Japanese since The Breakout in 1944. This site is definitely worth a visit to round off an educational and moving visit to Cowra.

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Sydney Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I guess we went because we had just been to the POW camp but the cemetary was pretty lame. Nothing like other war cemeteries we have seen around the world. Just concrete curbing with name plaques, a small alter and a marker that's it. Not much to see at all.

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Cowra, Nsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautifully maintained and a great part of the breakout story - as was the Australian war cemetery next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Their are not many places in NSW with heavy WW2 history but Cowra offers a tasteful and sensitive look at the Prisoner Of War and Breakout experience. Highly recommend a weekend trip.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not the usual place I would visit but it was lovely none the less ... Australian and Japanese graves adjacent to each other and a perfect place to learn about what happened in Cowra and to also reflect on those circumstances ....

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Japanese War Cemetery, has celebrated it's 50th year of opening in 2014. The interesting part of this cemetery is that it is the only official burial place that has the remains of actual Japanese soldiers, killed in the Cowra Breakout. A place of remembrance, and a place of respect to the fallen.

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Cowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My two year old daughter and I just love coming to the gardens for a beautiful morning tea and to feed the ducks and fish just relaxing🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀πŸ₯🐀🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳

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Sawtell, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It brought home to me the futility of war to see the graves of those who died that night of the breakout & shortly after.

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A simple and small cemetery remembering the fallen Japanese. Well kept and serene. A short distance from the town centre. It is worth a visit to remember and understand a different time in the history of Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A place to reflect on not only the brutality and stupidity of war but also the courage of individuals

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