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Japanese War Cemetery

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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number: 263424333
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A cemetery provides visitors with a wide range of information on people who have traveled the path before you. This is no exception but it goes one step better in that it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is nicely done and the flowering blossom trees we walked under added a relevant touch. If you are in Cowra this is a short but interesting visit you should do.

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Thank Dennis J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cemetery provides visitors with a wide range of information on people who have traveled the path before you. This is no exception but it goes one step better in that it demonstrates that it is possible to set aside cultural differences in times of war in the pursuit of peace and goodwill to all men. Well done Cowra ....... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, small place next to cowra cemetery. Abouy 19 minutes walk from the city. Worth a short visit.

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Thank pipcanti
Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Meticulously maintained, very clean and serene place. It was interesting to note the disparity in ages of the Japanese soldiers buried in this place.

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Thank MrsLunchy
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A must see. Very sad but memories kept so well in Cowra. All remembered who died in the war. Lest we forget.

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Thank Jenny F
Yeppoon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Neat and respectful to all who lost their life in the bid to be free. That freedom was with their life and honour.

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Thank RhondaOlifent
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Perched at the back of Cowra township is the town cemetery and there's one area specifically for the Japanese who were killed in the Cowra Breakout as well as other Japanese internees and POWs who died from diseases and natural causes during their time in camps all around Australia during WW2, whose remains were brought to the Cowra Japanese Cemetery... More 

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Thank Tracey M
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Japanese War Cemetery contains the graves of the Japanese POWs who died during the Cowra breakout and the graves of other Japanese soldiers that died in Australia. It is well maintained and respectful. The graves of Australian soldiers killed during the breakout are also nearby. Worth a visit

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Thank Darghan
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Worth a quick visit nothing too much to see gardens look nice of course very peaceful.not far from other attractions.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The peace and beauty found here in the garden-like atmosphere is so far removed from what happened here at the Breakout, it seems almost disrespectful to enjoy it so much. Remembering the atrocities of war and the loss of human lives - on an Anzac weekend roadtrip - was a reminder to be thankful for the peace and freedom we... More 

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