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“The suicide forest ”
Review of Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara Forest
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Explore Mt. Fuji Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This forest is growing on volcanic soil and rocks so there is no cellular connection or compass directions . So it is known for the travelers that get lost or try to commit suicide and also according to legend ghosts are here .

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

It's a shame that this area is now so well-known for the suicides that go on, as it's really a unique place in the world. There's just something about it that feels a bit different. I only did one of the shorter hiking routes but the roads and outside noise disappear almost as soon as you enter. It does give you a really strange sensation that is worth experiencing for yourself if you're planning to be in the vicinity of Fuji anyway.

Definitely go, but be sure to plan your route if you're not using a guide. There's also plenty of strange little activities to do in the area, bat caves, ice caves, etc.

Amazing views of Fuji to be had once you get back into the fresh air!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Adam G
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Who does not know Aokigahara? It's a very famous forest in the feet of Mount Fuji Area.
This forest has a strong magical atmosphere and the tale said this forest is a place to suicide.
But I believe there is a theory why it can be happened in this area.
Recommendation : Never go alone to this area, better to bring an umbrella before the rain is falling right? :)

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank MrSteveAntonius
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Aokigahara has a bit of a reputation for being a suicide hot spot but it is much more than that. It is really interesting to walk through the forest and see how nature has returned to the scorched earth.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

I read that this forest is notorious for being one of the biggest suicide hotspots in the world.

I went here on a rainy September day during my solo trip.
Rode the first Green Line Retro bus from Kawaguchiko Station at 9.10am.
Alighted at Saiko Bat Cave.

The forest itself is really beautiful and it’s amazing to see how some of the trees have grown.
It was a serene, quiet forest and very little tourist.

The nature trails are clearly marked and also beautiful.

Love the calmness and forest smell during the rainy day.
Just follow the trail and you will be fine.

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Lulu_21xx
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