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Japanese Cave, Bukittinggi

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Dug during World War II, Japanese Cave contains a system of tunnels once used as a defensive camp for Indonesian slave workers and Japanese soldiers. Discover dimly lit tunnels with rooms for military barracks, ammunition storage, martial court, kitchen, prison, and more. Consider visiting with a tour guide to get the full story behind each room's history and hear about a dramatic event that led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Japanese troops. Work out when and for how long to visit Japanese Cave and other Bukittinggi attractions using our handy Bukittinggi itinerary planner.
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With a decent smattering of luxury four-star hotels in Bukittinggi, those that way inclined can spend nights in supreme comfort and leisure. Though such options are costly compared to other more affordable hotels scattered around Bukittinggi, they cater especially to international tourists, aiming to make things as easy as possible with English-speaking staff and signs everywhere. The budget-friendly lodgings in the city also represent a good option for the weary traveler, offering a homely atmosphere in family-owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts for a more authentic feel.
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  • It is a tunnel and underground camp for japanese army during WW11. Lots of local people died during the slavery style construction. Should go into to experience it  more »
  • this place is one of the popular place to visit at bukittinggi. this Japanese tunnel protection built by the Japanese army around 1942. Length of the tunnel which reaches 1400 meter and width of about...  more »
  • we visited the place with a tour guide, so we were able to know and understand the story. must visit when visiting Bukittinggi.  more »