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Japanese War Cemetery

Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Cowra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 6 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 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 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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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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