Buried Shrine Gate, Kagoshima

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Imagine the sheer force of nature at Buried Shrine Gate, an entrance to a Shinto temple buried 2 m (6 ft) under volcanic ash for over a century. The powerful eruption of Mount Sakura in 1914 catapulted ash and pumice 7 km (4.5 mi) into the air, creating a 2 m (6.6 ft) high ash deposit in a single night, and leaving only 1 m (3.3 ft) of the gate still visible above the ground. The lava also covered an entire village of 687 houses, whose roofs stayed visible above the ground. Add Buried Shrine Gate to your Kagoshima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kagoshima journey builder website .
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  • Went with tourist buses. Volcanic ash by the eruption of Sakura-Jima, down like the black shrine, Torii is going has been exhausted. Is currently top of the Torii is coming on the ground. Experienced the dangers of volcanoes.
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  • Was going for the school. Certainly I'm buried. This state now remain, and accumulation of volcanic ash. In the Prefecture of the volcano, still feeling.
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  • Buried gate. As the name suggests, is really populated with Torii. And because of the eruption has become so very deep emotion. It is understood is likely buried shrine in the back, but there are unfortunately buried parts.
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