Charms of Minamiboso (27) Akayama Tunnel Site

(27) 赤山地下壕跡

August 15th 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. During the war, Boso Peninsula was a part of the Tokyo Bay Fortress protecting the capital, and Akayama tunnel was part of the defense network in Tateyama. In total 2km of tunnel is thought to have been built just before the end of the war, and a command center, a hospital, a power plant, and other military facilities were situated inside. It will be an important memorial site this summer.