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. Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibit - Woodland Plains

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 ,

    Nicole Berlach is a Natural History illustration Artist based on the Central Coast of NSW. Nicole's approach sees traditional techniques and medium applied in a fresh way that resonates with the art enthusiast and scientist alike. With t…

    22 Mar - 15 Apr
  2. Grenfell Picnic Races

    Saturday 07 April 2018 to Saturday 14 April 2018 , Grenfell

    The Grenfell Picnic Races are back! Enjoy the friendly, country atmosphere of picnic racing. There will be six races, TAB facilities and marquee space available (No Bring Your Own alcohol), two full bars, canteen and live entertainment unt…

    07 Apr - 14 Apr