Buried Shrine Gate, Kagoshima

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kagoshima
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. Use our Kagoshima vacation route planner to add Buried Shrine Gate and other attractions to your Kagoshima vacation plans.
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  • August 13, 2017
    There was a gate in the Taisho eruption buried. Immediately next to the junior high school students, such as cleaning is. Across the road opposite the car park and toilets.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Felt in the skin of old people's lives over and over again buried beneath a road passes below this building now stands. People at the foot of this active volcano eruptions several times while still... awesome.
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  • July 27, 2017
    This buried shrine gate is on the road side which is accessible by a bus that run around the island, or can hire a taxi or drive to here. Visiting here offer a chance to imagine the powerful down pour...  more »

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