Buried Shrine Gate, Kagoshima

3.8
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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  • The torii is only buried. There is a parking lot, but there is nothing else, and there is an elementary school and a shrine when going beyond the buried torii and going to the back.
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  • Torii can be seen as soon as it is, and you can feel the threat of a major eruption up close. There is a paid parking lot in front of the free municipal parking lot. I stopped at the paid parking lot without noticing it at all, but there was a free parking lot when I walked, so if I noticed it a little earlier... I thought. I was also aware that there were many objects like torii on the road along the way.
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  • It helps people understand scale of volcano eruption.
  • A must go sightseeing point, should not miss it
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