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Japanese Tunnel

Naturephilippine. Com | Ma-a, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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metro manila
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

May 2013 before flying back to Manila, our driver drove us to this place to explore. The tunnel is within the property of a small resort. Unnoticeable from the road. What catched our attention was statues of 2 soldiers clad in Japanese & Filipino guerilla uniforms guarding a grilled door below a tora-tora plane resting on top of a small... More

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San Juan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The tour guide was very helpful. Although, we had to take another taxi, since we have no idea of its location- NO Davao map available.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

That may or may not go anywhere, and was dug by the Japanese during the war. There is a crashed plane above it. That pretty much sums it up.

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