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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  • I thought in pictures, like the absolute location. But I did not feel greatness felt at times in life unfortunately. I wonder why.. But Wow Wow so good I never thought
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  • I think I can feel the terrible of Kagoshima are volcanic ash really is the one and only place. I have on my knee that I.
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  • Volcanic ash piled up in a shrine buried places. The entrance to the shrine Torii can be seen. Easy access to public transportation signs small rental car users to find difficulties. However, you can experience nature's greatness indirectly.
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