Japanese and Australian War Cemeteries

The Japanese War Cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War Two, as well as other internees and those involved with the battle of Darwin. The land was ceded to Japan in 1963, thus Cowra has its own little piece of Japan. A large black granite monument dominates the Cemetery and the burning of incense, wreaths and gifts can be seen at the Cemetery after Official Functions. This is the only Japanese War Cemetery in Australia.

The Australian section commemorates those who died in training at the local Military Camp, as well as the four Soldiers who were killed during the breakout. The Cowra War Cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has become a showpiece for modern military cemeteries.

Nearby events

  1. Webers Circus

    Thursday 21 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , Cowra

    Webers Circus is a fast paced fun filled family circus. Featuring miniature ponies, funny dogs, Wheel of Death and much more. Visit Webers Circus website for more details.…

    21 Jun - 24 Jun
  2. Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting

    Saturday 14 July 2018 , Cowra

    Cowra is proud to have one of Australia's largest wine shows and the Public Tasting is a signature event on the Wine Show Calender. Test your wine tasting skills against expert judges and sample some of the best wines from Australia’s top …

    14 Jul