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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Bricks for the sentry loopholes. More bricks are found inside the tunnel itself, and others have been found collapsed near the entry point.

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2021

Behind the loopholes, this branch of the tunnel goes deeper into Golden Hill. Fallen rocks can be observed on the lower right.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Entrance to the tunnel next to the stairs leading up on the north side of Golden Hill. 

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Interior of the Golden Hill tunnel. It branches both left and right; left is toward the pillbox loopholes.

Japanese Tunnel at Golden Hill [c.1944- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1944-01-01 (Year is approximate)

Twenty metres below the summit of Golden Hill on the north side is a large Japanese tunnel network comparable to that found on Smuggler's Ridge. There are several entrances and at least two loopholes with brickwork to fire on attackers climbing up from below. Some sections have filled in and at least one rockfall was noted, but otherwise the tunnels are clean.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Anyone been ventured inside to check if the tunnel is really this short?

Japanese Pillbox Exterior

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

If you see this brick structure, through the trees, you're getting close. Metal shutters for firing ports are still visible. The best entrance is behind the bricks.

Japanese pillbox close-up front view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The entrance to the tunnel is just above these bricks.

Japanese Pillbox Vertical View

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

A better shot of what the defensive works look like

Japanese Tunnel Entrance

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

The best entrance to the tunnels, just above the brick structure.

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