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Buried Shrine Gate

Kurokamicho, Kagoshima 891-1401, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-298-5111
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Up close to the power of volcanic ash

This buried shrine gate is on the road side which is accessible by a bus that run around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cool to see

This was a really neat little stop on Sakurajima. You can see the shrine gate that was buried by... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 weeks ago
“Up close to the power of volcanic ash”
19 Aug 2016
“Cool to see”
Kurokamicho, Kagoshima 891-1401, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-298-5111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This buried shrine gate is on the road side which is accessible by a bus that run around the island, or can hire a taxi or drive to here. Visiting here offer a chance to imagine the powerful down pour of hot volcanic ashes and...More

Thank EddieLeungHK
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was a really neat little stop on Sakurajima. You can see the shrine gate that was buried by volcanic ash years and years ago. It is a small little area and won't take too long to see, but it is really cool.

Thank Korinirin
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Shrine gate buried in lava, worth a few minutes of your visit here to understand the scale at which volcanoes eruptions are powerful.

Thank Consu18
Reviewed 9 May 2015

You can see a shine gate which was buried volcanic ash. The ash falled more than 2meter in one night.... Here is modern day Pompeii.

Thank Kyoto23
Reviewed 21 March 2015

A buried shrine gate reminds of powerful volcano eruption many years ago. It is preserved for historical value.

1  Thank ryanteo
Reviewed 8 December 2014

It has been there buried in ashes for a hundred years. Originally 3 meter high, only the top of the Torii emerges about 1 m above ground. The landmark is well sign posted but you may miss it if you are not attentive.

2  Thank Al B
Reviewed 28 October 2014

located in the east side of Sakurajima,surely buried by volcanic ashes,which is amazing.only can be seen is top of the shrine gate. This eruption is said to burst in Jan 1914,100years ago.takes about 30min by car from 'hakamagoshi'east side of the island

Reviewed 1 April 2013

One of those cool things to see. It seemed pretty far out of the way, but if in the area check it out for sure. I only got a picture from the bus tour I was on, but it was still cool.

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Maybe I am crazy, but I thought this was the coolest thing on the island. Can you imagine seeing the past and the future at the same time? I thought it was so cool to be able to see how much land was completely covered...More

Thank RoadlessWandering
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Not that really interesting to see. Its basically a buried Tori in the ground. If you have a fascination with the depth of the lava flow then this is a must for you!

Thank bbwoods
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