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Broome Japanese Cemetery Tours and Activities

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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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This tour is the perfect way to start your Broome adventure and enjoy the best of what Broome has to offer. Enjoy this personalised tour to learn about all the unique history, extraordinary stories and magnificent sights of Broome. See Cable Beach beauty and hear the history, Gantheaume Point and its stories, Indigenous painting, and Dinosaur footprints. Entrance Point and Broome Jetty. Town Beach, the WWII attack site of the flying boats, and stunning Staircase to the Moon lookout. Discover the unique Pearling history and diverse stories of Chinatown. See Broome’s oldest buildings and the world’s oldest operating open-air picture garden, Sun Pictures and iconic Japanese cemetery. This stunning tour is in air-conditioned comfort will give you the opportunity to delve into the diverse past that has created the Broome it is today. We'll share our favourite tips and places to enjoy on your Broome holiday.
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Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Camel Ride

Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Camel Ride

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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 Cable Beach and Matso Beer Tasting

Afternoon Broome Town Tour Including Cable Beach and Matso Beer Tasting

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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, a Japanese Cemetery and the picturesque Broome Port. Upgrade your tour to include an atmospheric sunset camel ride or relax at a beachside bar on Cable Beach to watch the sun sink into the horizon. 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.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Broome Japanese Cemetery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Broome Japanese Cemetery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Broome Japanese Cemetery costs USD 57.00. Guided Broome Japanese Cemetery tours start around USD 57.00 per person.
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