Japanese Heritage caves in Indonesia

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At the time of Japanese colonization in Indonesia, Japan, utilize a lot of cave cave, be it a cave that is there naturally or Japanese-made cave itself by using labor taken from people - people of Indonesia or better known as Romusha system, the aim is for the defense, hiding, protection, and also where to store weapons during World War II

Here are some caves during the Japanese legacy of power in Indonesia:

Japanese Cave in Biak - Papua



In Japan Cave have a number of small chambers as a place to rest. In cave there are three large rooms that formed the Japanese army for a number of interests, each room with its function and connected to each other. I used as warehouse space, a place to store foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, armaments, and communication tools. Room II, be a place of caring for the sick, and the third room is a place reserved for the officers to conduct meetings relating to the interests of the war.

Japanese Cave This is where the defense is very strong and difficult to penetrate the allied forces. thus crippling the cave, allied forces under the command of General McArthur dropping drums of fuel were fired from the air. No fewer than 3,000 Japanese soldiers were killed were buried in a cave.

Japanese Cave in Manado - North Sulawesi

 
Local people call it the Cave of 100 rooms. This cave is a hole that deep. Cavity in it large enough with minimal lighting. While conditions in the vicinity of the cave is still quite natural. You still have to walk 500 meters to reach the location of this historical cave.
North Sulawesi is a region of the landing of Allied Forces to enter Indonesia from the Pacific. Therefore, this area became a fierce battle fronts. Japanese Caves are spread across multiple locations. In addition to the Kawangkoan, Japanese caves also exist in Singkil One, Tanjung Batu, South Titiwungen, Pakowa, Tikala Ares, and Kairagi.

Japanese Cave in Kawangkoan - North Sulawesi


In Sub Kawangkoan, Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, there are caves the Japanese army and even some of the legacy of Dutch colonial heritage. Goa is available at the Village Kiawa (along the highway to Kawangkoan) and Tondegesan Village, about 1.5 kilometers from the center Kawangkoan District. But the unfortunate condition of the cave seem less maintained because of lack of government attention.

Japanese Cave in Kupang - East Nusa Tenggara


Four holes stick-shaped cave in the cliff, right on the banks of the River Liliba, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Cave looked unkempt. There was no clue at all about the condition of the cave, such as depth, length, or width of the cave.
Residents around said they were afraid to enter because the tunnel was very long and dark. The local government had not been trying to get into the hole.
Writing "the Japanese army heritage site" at the entrance of the cave did not give any information. Writing with black paint was barely legible because the outer skin peeled off plywood boards. Most of the residents of Kupang not know and never visit the Japanese cave.

Japanese Cave Bali


Goa which consists of 16 holes with a depth of 4 meters, two of which are not related to each other, ie one located at the south end and one more tip of the north, while others connect-relationship and connected by a corridor stretching north toward South . This cave was built by the Japanese army daslam its memperrtahankan themselves from attack allied forces during the Japanese occupation that is precisely in the year 1941. Goa this kind, but only consisted of a large hole was also found in the village of Nusa Penida Suana District which is intended to place the sea traffic surveillance in the Straits of Lombok.
 
Japanese Cave can be reached easily because it is situated alongside a road in the direction of Denpasar-Semarapura, precisely in the Banjar Koripan, Banjarangkan Village, District Banjarangkan.

Japanese Cave Bandealit - East Java


Japanese Cave is situated at an altitude of 200 m. In front of this cave there is a pile of stone which is a protection when the enemy attacks, when the enemy entered the Gulf Bandealit. His condition is still neat. From Cave Japan Gulf Bandealit can be seen in its entirety.

Japanese Cave in Kaliurang, Sleman - Yogyakarta
 
To the Japanese Cave Kaliurang, we take about 30 minutes from the city of Yogyakarta. The story in ancient times, the Dutch army had previously used this cave as their residence. For into this cave, we'll climb the hill with a distance of about 800 meters!
The distance is certainly quite far away and requires a lot of energy. But the name alone adventure, surely must need energy. And there are 24 caves which are all connected to each other. Quite a lot too.

Japanese Cave in Bandung - West Java


Built during the Japanese occupation that only about 3 years, visitors need not fear into the cave because it is relatively noisy, the walls of the cave that is strong, and the room or the halls of the cave which relief, height, width, and length. God knows how many lives that have become victims romusha when Japan's Cave is made.

Japanese Cave in Garut - West Java

Being in a valley between two hills named Peak Munasim. Cave in this valley there are 4, one of which becomes a nest of bats and a spring water for the population Cikopo. This cave is not too deep, its depth at about 10 meters long.

from local folklore, this cave was a hiding place from the advancing Japanese army air Dutch troops. This cave was built by romusha, with paksa.Lokasinya work system is far from the city of Garut regency, about 99 km to the south, reached by traveling about 2-3 hours.

Japanese Cave in Pangandaran - West Java


Japanese Tunnel was built in 1942, with forced labor (Romusha). Cave walls consist of hard rock without illumination. Size large and wide cave there are several ventilation holes about the size of 1 meter cave wall. In times of upheaval these caves used as hiding places and storage of weapons and ammunition. Residents in Pangandaran said Goa has never been renovated, so it still looks original.

Japanese Cave in Bukittinggi - West Sumatra


The length of the hole contained Panorama location is approximately 1400 meters, while the overall length of which is under the city of Bukittinggi is expected to more or less around 5000 meters, thus the manicured / maintained only 30% of the existing holes.
 
The main purpose of this hole is the basis of Japan's military defense of the Japanese occupation of the Allied attack, the construction is very confidential, and no one knows exactly when this Japanese hole began to be built. Can only be predicted a few months after March 1942, when Japan seized the hand of Bukittinggi from the Dutch Government.