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Buried Shrine Gate, Kagoshima

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Religious Site
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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  • Torii was buried, but surrounding trees were not buried it. From the road getting to this gate where many ash gathered for I wonder?
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  • Sakurajima Ferry car Cross and went all the way. I went over to Sakura-jima Torii only tourist. It's annoying and it going. Referred to you is well worth it and very subtle, and nothing in the neighborhood. Really only Torii, and it also bozu as pass I was! Woods, but my Neighbor Totoro looks out-and, I would say, imagine and enjoy? So far I think. Or the strength of a people living in fear of nature or Sakura-Jima, and fun person you can imagine. So follow the trends. Is recommended for those who like history, people who like nature, imagination is the knowledge of the person, Kagoshima. I was intellectually weak, and because knowledge is thin, but I like nature and imagination in a lifetime one is worth watching, I thought. Picture Director decides "this will leave future generations' brain Conference, and I saw people in my head, which I came up with. I think great Sakurajima decided to leave this person. I thought this trip, with cool people in Kagoshima. It has the power to foresee the future.
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  • For the first time, I came to the Sakura-jima. Look at the scars of the eruption, I was reminded of nature's fury. Children a good education. In addition, facilities will became a good journey, kindly.
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