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 trip maker site .
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  • I visited Japanase Cave three times in a row. First day, by my own, second day with friend, third day with another friend. I realize, the history make this cave more interesting. There is a rumor, you...  more »
  • This cave is one of the historical heritage of the nation of Japan in Bukittinggi. On one of the percabangannya connected to Sianok Canyon.
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  • Visited the Japanese Caves on my visit here. It was interesting to see how he caves were built so far underground. Would have been more fun if understood a little of history. There were a group with a...  more »

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