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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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

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