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Japanese Tunnel

Naturephilippine. Com | Ma-a, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #23 of 45 Attractions in Davao City
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Japanese Tunnel actually seems to be on the edge of the Davao city. Once you start hitting some of the more hilly area west of the city proper... more »
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Manila, Philippines
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185 reviews 185 reviews
104 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Nothing much to see, just a short tunnel but well kept with some interesting stories associated with it. Backpackers and tourists who wanted more important attractions to visit may find the place boring, but for a family who needs bonding or a romantic couple who don't have myriad of activities in their itinerary, it is a 'nice to know' place... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Japanese tunnel in Davao city is an interesting place esp.those who valued WW2 stories & landmarks..well lighted & well kept, no urine stench nor spooky images.

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Davao City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was pretty much a waste of time. The guide was clueless as well as the front desk. Typical Filipino incompetence.

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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The 50-peso tour is a bit short. The tour guide was just fine. Interesting story of the tunnel. Nothing to see much. Just 3-5 spots inside.

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Vienna, Austria
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As it has a privat owner not much of the original tunnel can be visited. As it rained, it was interesting to discover, that the water went through the stones. Got wet in the tunnel. Had pitty with the men who had to stay there for their duty. Never ever could it be comfortable. Besides the tunnel is a good... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Japanese tunnel is apiece of history. The tunnel was built during one of the world wars by prisoners and served as a base for the Japanese soldiers. The tunnel is apparently quite long but only a short portion of it is open to the public for safety reasons. The guide was great sharing her knowledge of the site. Over... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Get a bit of history and close encounter with the balinsasayaw. Tunnel is quite short since most of it is no longer safe for viewing.

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Pasay, Philippines
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a very short tunnel.. nothing much to see yet a lot to learn .I think 50php entrance fee is too much for this low-maintenance attraction.

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Blackburn, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I read anout this tunnel in a magazine, so I visited it in march 2014. I found it very interesting and well looked after, 50php entry very cheap, I asked the tour guied many questions but got no answers and it seams I knew more the she did. Tour took 15 min. Wear good shoes, no thongs. If your in... More

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Lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The guide gave us an excellent tour, explaining the history of the tunnel and pointing out the different areas. The guide even took some photos for us of my Wife in the tunnel prison cell. Short visit maybe 25mins but I enjoyed it.

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