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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. Use our Kagoshima vacation route planner to add Buried Shrine Gate and other attractions to your Kagoshima vacation plans.
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  • I went on Sunday is visitors other than we didn't. I think it is by car, bus, parking fine and easy to visit. However, it is only this. Or location within walking distance from attractions and souvenir especially home or not.
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  • 黑神埋沒鳥居原3米高。在大正爆發時,火山灰堆積至兩米高,將整個黑神區無情地淹沒,只殘留下鳥居頂部,生靈塗炭。倖存的黑神區祖先決心將埋沒鳥居保育下來,教導子孫“災難是毫無預警”。這鳥居的歷史令我覺得很震撼,帶來很多警醒。生命無常,人應活在當下。 
  • Mysterious gate local school crossing Road between children went every day on its way to only is the uncanny sense of Torii gate would have become part of life because it's buried in the ground cries Callas, and walk back to the Dim sitting here also feel cold and was
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