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Broome Japanese Cemetery

Broome Japanese Cemetery Tours and Tickets

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The largest cemetery in Australia, Broome Japanese Cemetery was established at the beginning of Broome’s pearling industry.

In the early days of the pearling industry at Broome, many Japanese men worked as divers. Most of the headstones in the Japanese Cemetery pay tribute to the hundreds of individual divers who died whilst pearling – either from drowning or from the bends (decompression sickness). There are also monuments to catastrophic events, such as a large stone obelisk for those who drowned at sea during a cyclone in 1908. Such cyclones were relatively common in the area, and cyclones in 1887 and 1935 claimed the lives of around 250 Japanese divers between them.

There are 919 Japanese are buried in the cemetery. Many of the headstones are simply marked by colored rocks carried from Broome’s beaches. Before the Japanese became divers, the industry survived by kidnapping local Aboriginal people and training them to dive for pearls. Only 50 metres south of the main Japanese Cemetery lies the Aboriginal section of the cemetery. Unlike the Japanese section, the Aboriginal graves are largely unmarked and unattributed.

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Broome Panoramic Town Tour - All the Extraordinary Sights and History of Broome
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Broome Panoramic Town Tour - All the Extraordinary Sights and History of Broome

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Start your Broome adventure with this guided tour. Learn about the town's unique history as you see the sights, including Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Roebuck Bay, Broome Port jetty, and more. Plus, see Broome's oldest buildings and the world's oldest operating open-air picture garden. Also, get recommendations for the rest of your visit.
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Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Sunset Nibbles
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Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Sunset Nibbles

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Explore Broome on a city sightseeing tour that introduces you to interesting attractions like Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema. Visit Town Beach to learn about Broome’s role in World War II, check out Gantheaume Point for a look at ancient dinosaur footprints, and see Chinatown and the historical port. When booking, you have two options to choose from to end your sightseeing tour—watching the sunset with snacks on Cable Beach or a sunset camel ride along the shore.
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Afternoon Broome Town Tour including Matso Beer Tasting & sunset drinks
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Afternoon Broome Town Tour including Matso Beer Tasting & sunset drinks

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Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Broome on a full-day tour of the charming Australian town from your Broome hotel. From the comfort of a luxury coach, marvel at Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest operating picture house, Willie Creek Pearl Luggers for a guided tour and explanation, plus stop at world renowned Matso’s brewery for beer tasting and nibbles,, After visiting the incredible Japanese Cemetery and the picturesque Broome Port, finish the experience with drinks and nibbles on Riddell beach. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Broome hotel on this relaxing tour.
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Broome Japanese Cemetery hours of operation: Daily 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.