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Japanese Cemetery

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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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The huge contribution of the Japanese divers to the pearl industry in Broome cannot be denied. Many of these workers died prematurely from shark attacks, the bends, cyclones... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The huge contribution of the Japanese divers to the pearl industry in Broome cannot be denied. Many of these workers died prematurely from shark attacks, the bends, cyclones or beriberi. They are remembered here by over 700 tombstones in a well maintained cemetery. It is thought to be the largest of its type outside of Japan.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you know the song syonara nakamura by Ted Egan than the Japanese cemetery is probably the reason you're in Broome. The headstones really do face the west and a thousand divers and more really do lie at rest. There.s three places I've felt this emotional, the Colleseum, Thermopoli, and Gallipoli. Don't missit

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first for us not having found a Japanese cemetery on our travels before, except in Japan. It is well kept and the related history is interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's sad to say that the highlight of our trip to Broome was a cemetery. Having had several underwhelming experiences in Broome, we were not expecting much of the Japanese Cemetery but we were actually blown away. We hadn't expected it to be so big and the neat, orderly rows of grave stones were quite a spectacle - a stark... More 

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japenese Cemetry which can be reached by bus is worth a visit .Well kept up with beautiful gravestones made from local stone .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If your in Broome and into history, would recommend a stop past. Great photo opportunities as the Japanese cemetery is pretty well looked after. Defiantly demonstrates and pays respects the Asian influences that have shaped Broome, making it so unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited the Japanese cemetery in 1994 on a previous visit to Broome and couldn't help but pity those poor Japanese divers who died of the 'bends' whilst looking for oysters with pearls inside them. Poor things! It is so different now!

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very well presented, quite a lot of history. Also Cemeteries are not my favourite places, it is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was an interesting look at the past, some of the headstones are interesting in themselves. We caught the local bus & had a short walk to & from the pick up spot, but for people with a walking problem this may not be the best way to go & check your pick up times for return journey before you... More 

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Katherine, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this. It was certainly well maintained. Much better than the chinese cemetery, but headstones are written in japanese, so no information given

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