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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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A fitting tribute to the Aussie and Japanese troops

We always feel honoured to visit War Graves of our Diggers, especially those who fell trying to contain the Breakout on Aug 8, 1944. The Japanese section is staggering; hundreds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We always feel honoured to visit War Graves of our Diggers, especially those who fell trying to contain the Breakout on Aug 8, 1944. The Japanese section is staggering; hundreds killed during the Breakout. What a waste; they could have returned home after the war and contributed to the rebuilding of Japanese industry and society; and to a system of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited to see the story of the POW camp and uprising and we weren't disappointed. This is a great place to start before seeing then Japanese war cemetery , the POW camp site and the Japanese gardens. The lady at the desk was very helpful.

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the only Japanese War Cemetery recognised outside Japan with a number of plantings by Japanese Imperial Princes and Princesses. Beautifully presented the cemetery is a reminder of a key occasion in our history. Many captured Japanese did not give their correct name when captured as it was a great shame to their family at home so many names... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After a visit to the remnants of the POW camp and seeing where it all stood all those years ago,a trip to the cemeteries was a must.Walking among the graves and seeing the variation in ages from babies to old men it makes you feel for the innocence of many.Then the area above the civilians for those who tried to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good to see the locals caring for the Japanese war cemetery as well as the Australian war cemetery. Another sad chapter in our country's heritage.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Japanese War Cemetery holds the remains of every Japanese national who died on Australian soil in WWII. It is very moving to walk amongst the dead and then move to the Australian War Cemetery next door.

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Kiama, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The visit to the site of the Japanese POW breakout was very thought provoking and powerful. In comparison the war cemetery didn't really live up to the expectations we had following the camp visit

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Cowra, Australia
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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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