Inside the Dipnaysupuan Japanese Secret Tunnels

Dipnaysupuan Japanese tunnel is an interconnected network of tunnels in Tukon Hills, Basco, Batanes, the Philippines. It served as a shelter for the Japanese imperial forces during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines until the end of World War II.

I went here at 12:32 p.m. PHST on February 21, 2014. This was after visiting Valugan Bay and during my first time in Batanes, the 29th province on my list.

Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnels

Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnels

History

Because of its strategic location, the Japanese imperial forces forced the Ivatans to dug tunnels in Tukon Hills for their shelter. The Japanese soldiers spent years hiding in these tunnels until the end of Word War II.

What to see and do

Bring a flashlight to traverse inside theĀ Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnels and see the four rooms, a bunker, a guard post, and a hollow that served as a water reservoir.

Outside Door 2 of Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnels

Tunnel Entrances

There are five entrances to the tunnel. Three leading to Taytay and two leading to Tukon.

Gallery

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