Lobang Jepang or Japanese Bunker Bukittinggi

Located at the complex as Taman Panorama of Bukittinggi, the Japanese Bunker can be access easily. The bunker is an 8 KM long tunnel, made during Japanese occupation in 1942. 

The Japanese designed the tunnel for defense sake. There are some rooms in the bunker used for ammunition, meeting, escape channel, prison, spying tunnel, kitchen. 

There is a room with one spying tunnel to the surface and one tunnel under connecting to river where dead bodies thrown away. 

Japanese forced people from Kalimantan, Jawa and Sulawesi to build the bunker. The different places of origin was aimed by The Japanese that they will not communicate to each other.

The tunnel is like labyrinth that it is recommended to go inside with a local guide.