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Japanese War Cemetery

Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Cowra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Cowra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Springwood, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A well cared for and respectful monument to a troubled time. You can't help but be moved by this cemetery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So sad that so many men were separated from their families by war and died tragically for a cause they thought was right. The nobility of Australian spirit in preserving the site for descendants and others to visit is highly commendable.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It was good to see this space organised and maintained in such a respectful manner. For those who like myself don't know much about the Breakout it is worth a trip to the Visitor Information Centre before you attend. It was a very sad and moving place to go to, but worth the trip.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a lovely, well-cared for space which reflects a sad period in our history. Well worth a visit.

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Halifax, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The only Japanese war cemetery outside of Japan. Very tastefully done and moving. This town is amazing considering the history of the Japanese and the Australians during WW II. This should be seen in combination with the site of the former POW camp.

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Newcastle, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The cemetery is situated in a peaceful, leafy setting & is well tended, although smaller than I expected. It's warming to note that we have treated the Japanese POW's remains with such respect. Our Aussie war dead are also buried nearby; & the general town cemetery adjoins. No probs with parking & trees offer plenty of shade. I suggest first... More 

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