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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Moving place to visit

The Japanese cemetery has had a lot of money spent, so it is presented very well. The history of all those men passing most from diving accidents.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa M
Perth, Australia
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the written commentary at the entrance, we did not get too much out of this visit. This was unfortunate because almost all the writing on the grave stones were in Kanji and we couldn't read Kanji. In any case we had just been to the Broome Museum and read the history of the early Japanese pioneers. So we... More 

Thank sweetafton
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Japanese cemetery has had a lot of money spent, so it is presented very well. The history of all those men passing most from diving accidents.

Thank Lisa M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a good place to learn about the Jappanese influence in Broome it was good to have a guide as he explained the differences of the tombs and what the stand for.

Thank ArthurLewin
Noosaville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Japanese formed an integral part of Broome's history .The cemetery is neat and easy to access.,by car.

Thank marilyn v
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a quick wander around the cemetery. There is both the Japanese and the Chinese cemetery right next door to each other but it took me a while to figure this out! The Japanese one has the ornate headstones but the Chinese one has the big archway leading into it. They are both there so don't get confused!! If you... More 

Thank Diane B
Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful memory to those who died finding pearls. Kept in excellent condition & a tribute to those who maintain it. Although the headstones are in Japanese, you can appreciate the sentiments that must be expressed in the message.

Thank george86
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many divers lost their lives during the pearling boom and a lot were Japanese there is over 900 graves here but there are also a lot that they do not know where they may be. I think it is worth a visit here, especially after the pearl lugger tour as it gives you an insight on what these people... More 

Thank Graeme B
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk in this cemetery is a reminder of just how many mostly young men gave their lives to find the elusive pearl. Gravestone are in Japanese. But it is so moving. Brings to life Ted Egan's Nakamura song.

Thank Herbie2219
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I drop by every visit as I find this to be an excellent attraction where I can reflect on life and enjoy some peace and quiet. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Philip E
Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It is worth visiting this cemetery to understand the hardships endured by the early pearlers. It is well maintained and a place of peace and great sadness. It prompted me to research and learn more about the history of Broome.

Thank LynQPerth

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