Japanese Symbol for Treasure


Most Japanese Treasures that has been found in the Philippines are purely accidental where these lucky people manage to find it by making renovations or building a house. Others are able to find it on their own farm land. This is the reason of the growing number of Treasure Hunters all over the country seeking for an abundant wealth hidden by the clever Japanese Empire a long time ago.

If you ever want to pursue or join on this kind of serious activity, you need to know first about the risk and danger that might happen to you. This isn't like any Treasure Hunting activity on beaches, parks or areas where you are doing it just for fun. Buried treasures by the Japanese Empire involve huge amount of wealth in the form of Gold Bars, Golden Statue (Buddha) and Jewelries such as diamonds. Being able to find any of these items will make you an instant millionaire which is the goal of every Treasure hunter in the Philippines.

It really sounds pleasantly good to the ears hearing about the Japanese Treasures that it can almost tempt anyone to try and dig their own places as well. But, take note that the risk involves real danger that it can take your life away especially when you do not know what exactly you are doing. The Japanese soldiers aren't stupid to bury or hide their treasures without setting-up a trap. They commonly setup bombs and poisons that when the digger gets closer to the object, it will be triggered and just imagine what will happen.

There are actually several Japanese codes or symbols for treasures that you need to conduct further researches beside this blog. Below are illustrations of these codes that you can add to your references:

The X, Cross and (*) Asterisk

Encountering an X sign is the most obvious symbol that denotes the spot of the buried item. But this is not the common case where it also means danger or stop digging. If you continued digging further, you might trigger the trap putting your life at risk.

Sometimes, the cross symbol is misinterpreted for an X. You really need to observe the sign carefully if it is an X or a cross. An interpretation for the cross symbol is that the hidden item is just around the area so make use of your handy detector for locating.

Asterisk sign denotes exactly the same as the X and states that there are worth millions of buried deposits.


The Japanese soldiers didn't hide all their treasures on the land. They also filled the bodies of water which makes the recovery a lot much harder to be done. If you encountered a symbol that looks like the letter M and there’s a presence of river, pool or any bodies of water around the area then it means that the treasure is hidden under the water.


Piles of Gold Bars and Coins are the most common treasures that can be easily found as compared to the Golden Buddha and precious jewelries. Signs for such hidden object is A or Au which is also the symbol of gold on the periodic table.

Three Circles or Dots

If you found three circles or dots engraved on the surfaces of rocks or trees, it means that there are triple deposits hidden around that area. Another sign is needed to point the exact spot of the items but if it’s none then it’s the time to put your detector to use.


You should be happy when you found a triangular sign because it means that the hidden items are volume of treasures.


There are hundreds of signs used by the Japanese Imperial army to hide the treasures in the Philippines. You might even encounter signs that look like Chinese characters and the majority of them indicates big amount of treasure deposits.

Interpreting signs correctly is very important in any Treasure Hunting activity. It will let you avoid danger and points you towards the right direction. If you are a newbie and you have found an interesting sign but it’s unknown to you or you do not have any idea about it, it’s best to ask help on trusted professional. You might not know that the sign simply warns you of danger that instead of treasures, piles of vintage bombs are deposited on that area and it can explode upon disturbance.