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Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

So I came here because I have heard a lot about the "Suicide Forest". The weather was gloomy and the trees were very creepy, but I loved it. We hiked for several hours and it was spectacular. It's right at the base of Mt. Fuji...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I had heard so much about this forest and had to see it myself. It's beautiful and a nice walk. My mom was easily able to walk it so it is not difficult at all. The birds were chirping and we did not run into...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Piper N
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Twisting tree roots, twirling forest trails, emerald green moss accompanied by mushrooms growing on countless trunks, rocks and boulders. That is the sea of trees, Aokigahara. My friend and I went on a hike through the suicide forest on our way from the bat cave...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Amit S
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Went for a hike through the forest. Was alone and nobody around in the wide surroundings. The snow from the night before was metling what gave it a nice extra touch. The forest is beautiful and worht exploring. The feeling you get when walking there...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Ciannoamstelveen
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Fascinating tangle of tree routes, interesting light filtering through the canopy of massed trees..its nice for a short stroll or even a drive through but its not worth a special trip mto go and see

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank DAVID V
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Worth the trek out here to see this beautiful forest! The caves are also worth checking out... when they tell you to wear a hard hat... listen to them! The caves are soooo low that most of us were crouched all the way to the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank OliviernCompanie
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This forest is rumoured to have an eerie atmosphere, but I did not find it to be so. It is peaceful and beautiful and extraordinary because it grows on volcanic ground.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Catarina B
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The walk though the forest takes you completely away from civilization for a time. It is quiet, serene, and peaceful despite the notoriety of the place for it being a suicide hotspot. The trees and moss create a sea of green despite the lava field...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed October 14, 2016

If you are a fan of nature, this is your kind of place. The Forest itself is not that big, you can walk a 25 minute trail, visit some of the caves, and even contemplate nature. I visited with my kids (6 and 9), and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cold climate forest based on 1000 year old lava fields. A problem: the lava has eroded into fist sized stones that can be difficult footing.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Michael B
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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.
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Aokigahara forest trek and Narusawa Ice Cave (2 Replies)
Hi! I would like to explore the Narusawa Ice Cave 12-13 Dec. I will be coming from Tokyo and am wondering if I can make it in time for a day trip. For the Narusawa Ice Cave, I've read that the opening hours may change depending on the season and since Dec is winter. Will the caves still be open from 9am - 5pm? Also, is the Aokigahara forest trek easy to do in winter? Will I risk losing daylight because of winter and kinda get lost in the forest? Will there be snow and slippery...More
November 16, 2016|
Response fromBK L|
Thanks for the opening hours! I shall attempt a normal walking trail!
Kyoto - 3 Day Counter Plan (3 Replies)
Is below schedule ok? Day 1 Arrive at Kyoto from Tokyo and go: - Kyoto Bamboo Forest - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine - Gion District - Hot Spring bath Day 2 - Aokigahara Forest Trail Walk - International Manga Museum - Shopping at Shijo-Dori Day 3 Going back to Tokyo Thanks!
May 13, 2014|
Response fromLaenir|
When you list Aokigahara on your day 2, do you mean the forest at Mt Fuji? If so, I don't know how that will work since it's a couple hundred miles away from Kyoto. Maybe I'm wrong and you're asking about a different location.
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Finalizing 16 day August trip w 14 days JR pass (4 Replies)
Traveling early 8/6 . Already purchased a 14 day JR pass. Hotels are already reserved. Looking for ideas/recommendations to complete the itinerary including JR pass side trips. Have already been to Nikko, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, SkyTree, Shibuya (brief), Roppongi Hills, Shinjuku last year on a short Tokyo trip. Thanks. 1- Osaka arriving late in Namba, explore dotombori after hours 2- Osaka - Acquarium, Osaka Castle, more sights 3- Osaka - Umeda, shinsaibashi 4- Osaka > Day trip...More
July 26, 2015|
Response fromSimone R|
Your itinerary looks good, and any of those day trips are possible. I would be inclined to get the most out of my JR pass and pick places that require the shinkansen for travel. In Kyoto, I would suggest the following Spend that first full day in Higashiyama - Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizudera, Kodaiji, etc. Gion and Yasaka shrine both look great at night. With the Arashiyama day, consider going to Kinkakuji and Ryoanji first in the morning, then taking the tram to Arashiyama to spend the rest...More