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It is impressive to see it. The power of nature could be scary. Park the car opposite the shrine... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Hong Kong, China
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It is amazing to see (we are just ephemeral )

2 meters of ash of covered the town in one day. It is scary to see the top of the gate because it... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
David F
Bentleigh, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This shrine buried by volcanic ash was restored by junior high children. The displays are all in Japanese; so, I would not have known had my local hosts shared that info. It's just impressive that the kids exposed the top of the shrine and there...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

It is impressive to see it. The power of nature could be scary. Park the car opposite the shrine gate for free. Dont park at the car park in front of the gate. It costs you. You dont need to spend much time for this...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

2 meters of ash of covered the town in one day. It is scary to see the top of the gate because it could happen again. The volcano was smoking a lot the day we visited. Just near the gate is the school, cemetery and...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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

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