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Japanese Cemetery

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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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A really interesting place .every thing is written in Japanese so i was unable to read the headstones but as you walk through the cemetary you can get see that the there are some... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting place .every thing is written in Japanese so i was unable to read the headstones but as you walk through the cemetary you can get see that the there are some very old graves. A very important part of broomes history . Well worth a quick visit.

Thank tibern
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stop off if you have a couple of spare minutes to admire the Japanese gravestones and walk around a very tranquil and peaceful spot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a quick visit to pay respect. Unable to read the headstones as the wording isn't in English, however, a beautiful place and well maintained.

Thank Marie J
Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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.

Thank Bruce P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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

Thank allowancetab
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 

Thank BrisCaz
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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

Thank Pippa C
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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.

Thank Sasha B
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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!

Thank BepeAustralia

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