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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  • There's nothing special about the black God burying the birds, but it's a great story to hear. In 1917, 3 years in Japan, the Cherry Island developed a large-scale explosion, which would have been connected to the Cherry Island in the center of the Antony River Bay and the upper half of the east side. With a volcanic eruption of volcanic ash, the bird of the island's Black God is buried.
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  • Is where you can experience the power of volcano Sakura-jima eruption this Torii was as original height of 3 m and was buried
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  • Personal visit. Really just a Torii. I think it said represent the fear of the eruption was adjoining the same volcanic island is the fact who is horrible.
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