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“A mysterious jungle”
Review of Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara Forest
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Explore Mt. Fuji Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest
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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 to give me uneasiness.

My disquietude was compounded due to my knowledge of the strong attraction the 'sea of trees' had for the Japanese people who chose to take their own lives. I couldn't fathom the mystery behind that fatal attraction, but I definitely returned emotionally scarred from the dark woods.

The rainy weather certainly added to the pervading gloom.

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank ChinmayHota
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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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