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Buried Shrine Gate

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Address: Kurokamicho, Kagoshima 891-1401, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Feel the power of nature

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 May 2015
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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Korinirin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

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

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Rabat, Morocco
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kunitachi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 by lava many years ago. To be able to stand on a part of history... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

It is interesting to see that only remain of the eruption of 1914. But once you've seen it, ok...you have done the round very quickly. It is easy to find, a little bit off the road.There are english explanations but not very precise. I was a bit disappointed, I thought it was more impressive. But don't get there only for... More 

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