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. 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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  • Cherry island have to go around in the car and in the city, arrow comes with a buried gate, what? Torii to the tip buried in the ashes, erupted in the Showa era, and I do not. Was shocking, but city blend ordinary Torii, and from the school, was feeling a little strange.
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  • Sakurajima ferry from 20-30 minutes by car. Parking the car and walk around a little bit and have a Torii. Tell the eruption of Sakura-jima.
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  • The location is so far away that it takes almost a little time to get there if you need to turn around before you take a bus. Then we can see that the bird is only the top, the rest of the part has been buried. But the shrine is just a small shrine. If the time is up, it can be true. Because of the time of the big flower.
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