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Japanese War Cemetery

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Address: Doncaster Drive,, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6342 4333

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It gives you a very visual impact of how many people died. Very serene but sad place. So many young lives

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It gives you a very visual impact of how many people died. Very serene but sad place. So many young lives

Thank Debbie E
Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully presented spot. Helps give good perspectives after a visit to prisoner of war camp and its free...

Thank HobartXmas
Hallett Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

War Cemeteries are part of history and are reminders to us of those who lost their lives in conflict. Most of the names appearing in this place are connected with 'The Cowra Breakout' and as such they have a place in history. Congratulations those responsible for the Memorial and it's upkeep.

Thank Karl M
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a little gem, restrained and imbued with the tragedy and division which war brings to ordinary men regardless of birth or nationality. It was a particular pleasure to meet the landscape gardener who is planning further plantings of native Australian grass species to carry the eye to the paddocks beyond. To my mind a beautiful memorial.

Thank 721tlawson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

War Cemeteries all over the world are a constant reminder of the horrors of war, and they way they are managed and cared for is of comfort for those whose relatives are buried within. This one is no exception.

Thank Kris H
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Whilst this is not a must see it is well worth taking a stroll around the War Cemetery . It is very well appointed.

Thank Lynne C
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Once you have seen the holographic display at the Visitor's centre - the sacrifice on both sides is very moving.

Thank Stewart W
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this is well laid out and is a must see, very beautifully set out and well maintained. names and dates on all the head stones.

Thank Adele D
Dapto, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a quick look around the War Cemetery and found it very interesting. So well kept and a peaceful place to visit.

Thank Carol357
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Beautiful, well maintained Japanese War Cemetery, however we would have liked some more history on an information board. Our visit was very short. The Cemetery is close to town and Japanese gardens.

Thank Ingrid A

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