Kurokami Buried Torii(Shrine Gate) くろかみまいぼつとりい

Important heritage that illustrates Sakurajima’s massive eruption

The great eruption of Sakurajima on January 12th in 1914, covered the entire Kurokami area with ash and pumice stone. The 3-m high torii shrine gate was buried, now only the top part is shown above the ground.The village head at the time decided not to dig up the gate as he wanted to keep evidence of the dreadful eruption for years to come and so it remains as it is today. The buried gate was designated as a natural monument by the prefecture in 1958. Beside the gate, an old sea fig tree that miraculously survived the disaster stands inconspicuously. 

Sakurajima History, historic places

Basic Information

Address 891-1401 鹿児島県鹿児島市黒神町(黒神中学校横)
Access Approx. 30 minutes by car from Sakurajima Ferry Terminal Sakurajima Port
Car Park Yes
Links Feature article “Sakurajima Tourist Information, Complete Guide”


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