A “chamber” is a huge spacious room under the ground which has been dug by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers. The room is very spacious where one can stand and walk around or even perform any normal movement.

Two Reasons Why the JIA Soldiers made Chambers

There are actually two reasons why the JIA soldiers did intentionally build these chambers. One has a purpose that has nothing to do with the Yamashita treasures and the other has something to do with it.

  1. It served as a temporary hide-outs.

The Japanese Imperial soldiers had built chambers under the ground with a primary purpose of hiding themselves against their pursuers which were the Allied Forces. They hid themselves temporarily inside these chambers in order to regain their strength and make plans on how they can accomplish their missions.

This is actually the main reason why there are many of us, treasure hunters, who discovered chambers that are empty or they only contain belongings of the Japanese soldiers.

  1. It served as storage for their treasure loot.

The second reason why the Japanese Imperial soldiers built chambers under the ground is it serves as a storage for their looted treasures. So to all fellow treasure hunters, these are the types of chambers that we need to look for.

On these two types of chambers, they actually do have differences. Their differences are the clue about their true purpose.

Treasure Markers

First are treasure markers which can be discovered inside or outside the chamber. So if you happen to discover a certain treasure sign inside or outside the chamber then this means that the Japanese Imperial soldiers used the chamber as storage for their treasure loot. Otherwise, they simply used it as a temporary hideout.

Closed Entrance

Second is when the entrance of the chamber is closed or open. Based on my own personal experiences, we have already discovered and encountered a lot of chambers built by the Japanese Imperial Army. What I noticed from them is that chambers with open entrances do not contain any treasure deposit. This is because they are chambers used by the Japanese soldiers as temporary hideouts.

On the other hand, chambers with closed entrances do have treasure deposits inside them.

Construction of the Chamber

Third is how the chambers are constructed by the Japanese Imperial soldiers if it is sturdy or not. Based again on my own personal experiences, chambers used by the Japanese soldiers as storage for their treasure loot are designed by them to be sturdy. The walls and ceilings are well-designed to be sturdy which provide strong support to the chamber which won’t easily collapse.

However, the chambers used by the Japanese Imperial soldiers for temporary hideout have simple design and are not sturdy as the chamber used for their treasure loot.

Digging the Chambers Under the Ground

In all of my experiences with the chambers used by the Japanese Imperial soldiers in hiding their treasures, they are often discovered at the very end of the tunnel.

If the tunnel is a horizontal-tunnel, the chamber is simply at the very end of it.

As for the vertical-tunnel, the chamber is encountered in a similar way as shown in this illustration.

The most challenging part about chambers is the blockage which was intentionally placed by the Japanese soldiers to seal the entrance. Thus, it isn’t easy for these blockages to be removed.

There are actually many treasure hunters who encountered these obstacles inside the tunnel that they dug. But due to the reason that they are really very hard to be removed, they end up giving-up and have chosen to give-up.

If the chamber is inside a horizontal tunnel, it actually has two obstacles. One is an obstacle at the entrance of the tunnel. And second, is the blockage to the entrance of the chamber. In most cases, objects used by the Japanese soldiers in these obstacles are large rocks and thick concrete.

You need to know that when the item is hidden inside the chamber, it is considered that the amount of the item is a large volume of treasure deposit. This is why the Japanese soldiers put a lot of effort into putting the blockage to the entrance.

Based on my experiences of chambers inside vertical-tunnels, this is often how we end up in discovering them. After digging down the tunnel, there is often a change of direction. Just a few distance away, we are going to discover the blocked entrance of the chamber.

If we manage to gain entry inside the chamber, it is very common that the item can be sighted inside. If the items are gold bars, they can be stored inside boxes or container drums.

To all amateurs, you need to know that gold items hidden by the Japanese Imperial soldiers are often coated with asphalt. Thus, the color of the items when you first discover them is most likely dark or the color of an asphalt. The coat needs to be removed before the color of the gold is exposed. 

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