Information about Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
The Japanese Dipnaysupuan Tunnel is an underwater tunnel network in the Philippines, Tukon Hills, Basque Country. During the Japanese occupancy of the Philippines until World War II, it served as a shelter for the imperial Japanese forces. The Japanese imperial forces forced the Ivatans, due to their strategic position, to dig tunnels for refuge at Tukon Hills. In these tunnels, the Japanese soldiers hid for years before the end of World War II.
Bring a torchlight into the tunnels in Dipnaysupuan to see the 4 rooms, a bunker, a guard posting, and a hollow serving as a reservoir of water. Also, wear good headgear inside when available to prevent rocks from hitting. There is a long descent to the tunnels such that sneakers or climbing sandals are best worn if possible. Most chambers were feeling a bit bleak.
How to get there
A tricycle trip from Basco town to Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel is the quickest route. It is also highly recommended to join a Batanes guided tour that includes this tourist spot for a more convenient trip.
Best time to visit
This is an all-year-round destination and is open from 8 AM to 4 PM.