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Japanese War Cemetery, Cowra

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Situated in a peaceful setting of leafy trees and manicured lawns, Japanese War Cemetery contains the graves of Japanese POWs who died in a failed mass breakout from a local internment camp. When the breakout took place in August of 1944, nearly half of the camp’s prisoners died, along with four Australian soldiers. The cemetery, officially ceded to Japan in 1963, also holds the bodies of Japanese soldiers who died during the infamous 1942 bombings of Darwin. Drop by the Cowra Visitor Center before visiting the cemetery to see an informative 10-minute presentation about the POW breakout. The center can also provide you with a map of an educational route that stops at the cemetery, the old POW camp, and the city’s famous Japanese Gardens. Plan your visit to Japanese War Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cowra trip generator.
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  • The Well manicured lawns highlight the rows of plaques remembering those that lost their lives, believing and trusting in others. The Cemetery , established by Cowra RSL members is the only Japanese W...  read more »
  • The Japanese War Cemetary, along with the Australian War Cemetary next to it provides a moving opportunity to remember the cost and sacrifice of war. This is a quiet, reflective place where you note t...  read more »
  • The Japanese war cemetery lies just behind the Australian one. It's simple and elegant. Most of the deaths are dated on the same day, the day of the Cowra breakout. It's beautiful and sad at the same ...  read more »
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