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Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant walk in this forest, it was wet one the day but that did not take away any of the beauty. Easy to access on the bus 🚌 from Kawaguchiko station. I walked from the wind cave bat 🦇 cave via wild bird...More

Thank Marcelle F
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I really enjoyed hiking through the forest with a private guide who explained about how the volcanic eruptions had a lasting impact on the forest and also the forest's negative reputation in the media. I really enjoyed visiting here. We visited a hidden shrine which...More

3  Thank travelblonde87
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We wanted to visit Aokigahara Forest because of all the stories we had heard about it. The only way I could see how to get there not on our own was with a combined tour of Mt Fuji and the forest with an ice cave...More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I'd heard of this place but didn't realise where we had been until later that evening. It's beautiful, not spooky or spiritual or any of that crap just go and see for yourself.

Thank Billy W
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Went here with a group of eight tourists led by a park guide. We wander around a forest a bit while the guide explain various things about the forest then we descend into the ice cave. We need sturdy shoes here because the cave floor...More

2  Thank mike66jakarta
Reviewed March 18, 2018

such a beautiful -place ... you walk amongst the green and gorgeous paths and suddenly you can feel sad and despondent and COLD- the spirits live here and it is NOT A PLACE TO MAKE FUN OF ON YOUTUBE.

3  Thank JanetDP
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Its an nice environment and mysterious. There are natural occurring hole on the ground, goos place to hang out and hike

Thank XavierShoot
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Aokigahara forest can be accessed from the bat cave stop on the green retro bus route.Now an infamous forest but one containing wonderful paths made the more eary by the light.My daughter,a fan of anime and Japanese popular culture wanted to go.She wanted to return...More

2  Thank Dominic P
Reviewed December 28, 2017

We explored the Aokigahara Forest (aka "Sea of Trees" or "Suicide Forest") and three lava caves (Wind Cave, Ice Cave and Bat Cave) while in this area. We thought the moss-covered tree roots sitting on top of the volcanic rock was very cool to see....More

1  Thank bodgersn
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Few weeks back I was trekking inside Aokigahara on a jungle. The huge trees, the dense vegetation, the strange look of the roots of the trees, made so by the dark lava and the caves, the moss covered surroundings and the mysterious quietude were enough...More

5  Thank ChinmayHota
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from Natalie P | Reviewed this property |
Generally it is not recommended to hike through Aokigahara as it is easy to get lost and as it is a protected forest you can't stray from the paths. There is some parking near the wind cave and you can walk there but it... More
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Amit S | Reviewed this property |
hey ^^ to get to Aokigahara forest all you have to do is take the green line or the blue line from kawaguchiko station. I suggest taking the green line all the way to the bat cave, explore it, and afterwards take a hike... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Sultana N | Reviewed this property |
I used a company called K's Travel Mt.Fuji Bus & Walking Tour. But there are lots of tour companies at kawaguchiko station.