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Japanese War Cemetery

Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
+61 2 6342 4333
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Moving.

Looking at war cemeteries is always emotional, as one cannot not be moved by the age of so many of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
suem030
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Newcastle, Australia
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A Place of Respect and Remembrance

A very peaceful place on the outskirts of Cowra, over 200 Japanese prisoners are buried here, most... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
DestinationsJourney
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Looking at war cemeteries is always emotional, as one cannot not be moved by the age of so many of those that died and relate it to ones own sons. Having both the Australian and japanese buried in this spot is also very telling. It...More

Thank suem030
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very peaceful place on the outskirts of Cowra, over 200 Japanese prisoners are buried here, most of them from the breakout late in World War 2.  There is also a section nearby for the Allied servicemen who died in the area. The cemetery is...More

Thank DestinationsJourney
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very moved to visit this well maintained memorial to the Australian and Japanese that lost their lives. Very serene atmosphere to pause and reflect. Worth a stop when visiting Cowra and the WW2 sites in the area.

Thank Whitey68
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is a lot of history to the place and it is all explained here. As you walk down the grave sites you will see the name and date that the person died. Given the constant dates of 5th August 1944 it is easy to...More

Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Whilst not a lot to see it tells part of the story. Nice to see it so well kept. Glad we stopped in. If you take kids - make sure they are contained. Running wild and jumping on graves is not on although it seems...More

Thank Jacquie W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A very peaceful and respectful tribute to those lives lost from all Nationalities during World War 2.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A quiet reflective spot that helps build more of the understanding of the events around the war and Cowras role

Thank Chris43bh3
Reviewed 28 April 2017

After going to the Japanese Gardens and Prisoner of War Campsite-this compliments the experience. Beautifully kept next to the local cemetary

Thank dunnsk60
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is not far from the POW camp. It is a very small cemetery and only takes a couple of minutes to walk around. Still well worth a look.

Thank Lyn W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This war cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War Two. It is a wonderful tribute to these men and very well cared for by the Cowra community

Thank 775mariet
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