The Japanese Fortress in Fakfak Regency, West Papua Province


Travelers have many options when it comes to a vacation in West Papua Province. One of the best destinations is located in Fakfak Regency, called the Japanese Fortress. As the name suggests, it is the reminiscence of Nippon’s fortress during the World War II. The structure remains until now and it becomes a historical tourist site for both locals and foreigners. The location is in Kokas City, so tourists can easily reach the fortress. Most people come to the site to explore the fortress and learn some history of it. Overall, it is a worthy vacation destination for everyone.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, the cave is considered dark and moist. That means tourists should carry a flashlight to explore the location. According to history, the site was used by the Japanese army as a defense against the enemy. Apart from such historical value, the fortress also offers stunning scenery. It is because the location is near to the sea, so visitors can enjoy a flawless seascape in the horizon. Not to mention the size is big, so it is worth an exploration.

Exploring the Japanese Fortress
An adventure to the Japanese Fortress is worth the effort. Why is that? Visitors can learn the history of the site and enjoy the natural scenery at the same time. However, it is better to come with a tour guide, as he knows the place well. Not to mention he has good knowledge regarding the history of the fortress. Despite the fee, tourists would obtain valuable information related to the site. Moreover, they can explore the location in an efficient manner. It doesn’t have to be expensive, after all. They can even bargain it.

Apart from the history, the site has an aesthetic value as well. Thanks to the strategic location. Tourists are able to enjoy beautiful sea scenery and feel comfortable nuance at the site. The natural scenery is worth a photo shoot, so everyone should never miss an opportunity for photography. Due to this reason, it is better to carry a camera or a smartphone to capture beautiful seascape and other objects. Regardless of the skills, tourists would get beautiful pictures. They should find the right spots and come in the right time, though.

Another thing to do is to explore all parts of the fortress. For many, it is considered a challenging activity. It is because they have no idea regarding the route. In order to overcome this issue, tourists should hire a local guide prior to exploring the fortress. The service may guide and tell them during an exploration, so it is going to be more efficient than exploring the fortress alone.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tapurarang Site
  • Kitikiti Waterfall
  • Patawana Beach
  • Patimburak Old Mosque

How to Get There
It takes a bit effort to reach the Japanese Fortress. Once tourists have arrived at Torea Airport, they may continue the trip to the location. It takes about 4 hours from Fakfak City. Not to mention they must use the right transportation service to reach the site. In this case, they must talk to a tour agent first prior to visiting Fakfak.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Papua Hotel

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