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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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A fitting tribute and final resting place

This cemetery is a fitting tribute and final resting place for the young combatants who died for what they believed in during the horrors of wartime. This place has been done with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Tony W
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Sydney
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Sydney
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837 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This cemetery is a fitting tribute and final resting place for the young combatants who died for what they believed in during the horrors of wartime. This place has been done with dignity that honours both sides.

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Thank Tony W
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very nice cemetery of all the Japanese who died on Australian soil (NB not only in the Breakout). Not too much information at the site itself and it is a very calm place. Worth visiting if you are in the area.

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Thank Matthew B
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A beautiful place to lose yourself and a great meal to please any taste bud. A awesome place full of history and honour. Make sure you stop in and enjoy this beautiful garden. Well worth a visit.

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Glen Innes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Having heard the story of these souls and how they perceived their honour by being captured. This a fitting place and memorial for these brave men of Japan and of our own soldier who were murdered on that day.

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Thank Faint_D-J
Brightwaters, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful tribute to those Japanese soldiers who lost their lives in the Cowra breakout. This cemetery is well designed and looks good with the white grave markers and a red Rose bush beside each one. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Marilyn B
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The cemetery makes real the number of people who died during the breakout. we thought it was very respectfully laid out and was a very calming place to be. There were boards explaining the cemetery. It is a nice wander and you can wander into the main town cemetery next door.

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Thank Pieter S
Glendale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My wife and I wandered quietly through the Japanese War cemetery reflecting on the desperation of the prisoners that tried to escape the Cowra war prison,to try and understand why they would rather die,so many by their own hand,than loose face or cause embarrassment to their families back home caused us some deep soul searching thought.We both agreed if it... More 

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Thank douglas P
Melton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Very interesting place to visit and best done after a visit to the information centre where a video of the history is shown every 10 minutes. Heartbreaking the age of the Australian dead, and very sad for the Japanese internees too. Well laid out and maintained.

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Thank Carolel1947
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This peaceful place is well worth the short drive out of town to visit. If you rush through town you may not even find this cemetery, so stop in at the Visitors Centre, ask questions, watch the truly awesome hologram presentation then go out to the cemetery. Truly worth doing. Clearly the town takes pride in maintaining this cemetery and... More 

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Thank 4WDetour
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Having seen the thousands of white crosses in European war cemeteries it was a bit disappointing to see just plaques in concrete. Nevertheless it was moving to see all those lives lost through basically such a cultural misunderstanding. It was even more moving to realise that the wonderful link Cowra now has with Japan - mutual respect

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