Kurokami Buried Torii (黒神埋没鳥居)
The 1914 eruption of Sakurajima resulted in great amounts of volcanic ash and pumice being erupted over eight thousand meters into the air, burying the entire Kurokami area. This torii gate belonging to Haragosha-jinja Shrine is said to have originally stood three meters high; today, only the top one meter remains unburied. The residents considered exhuming the torii, but the village mayor decided to leave them as is as a reminder of the eruption for future generations. The gate was designated a prefectural Cultural Property in 1958.
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kurokamichou (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)
Review of Buried Shrine GateTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Park the car opposite the shrine gate for free. Dont park at the car park in front of the gate. It costs you.
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- Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kurokamichou [map]
- Free visit
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Tel to the Tourism Exchange Center
- Estimated stay time
- 0-30 minutes
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.