“A torii gate I came upon while moving forward through the submerged tunnel.”
水没坑道を進んだ先で発見した鳥居。 pic.twitter.com/fm0h9qAy0j— Saho@廃墟と街並み (@urbex_34) March 22, 2023
A bit of research shows that this is the tunnel in which the “Cavern Summer Festival” used to be held in Kani City, Gifu Prefecture. The tunnel is one among many left over in the area from the WWII era.
The stillness of the caves has allowed the decorations from a tanabata celebration some years ago to hold up -which only creates a more unsettling feeling in the unoccupied caves, some seven years since the last festival. The torii gate OP ventured to is for a small inari shrine.
In deeper parts of the cave system, OP – an urban explorer – also discovered the wreck of a k-truck, rusted almost beyond recognition.
更に奥地へと進んで行くと、原型が無くなるほど錆び付いた軽トラックが止まっていました。 pic.twitter.com/Vx0ZDoH4pS— Saho@廃墟と街並み (@urbex_34) March 22, 2023