We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aokigahara Forest

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo
More Info
and up
Private Day Tour: Mt. Fuji Highlights from Kawaguchiko
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bat cave” (8 reviews)
“tree roots” (2 reviews)
“outside world” (2 reviews)
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
Write a Review
Reviews (124)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 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.

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 3 July 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...More

3  Thank Lulu_21xx
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went there on a sunny spring day. Nice walk, very quiet indeed. Follow the trail and you will be fine. It's obvious if you go off. Signage is ok, could be better (English for tourists)...... After a couple of hours, hit the ice and wind...More

1  Thank Mustafa L
Reviewed 14 April 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

Thank Ples R
Reviewed 10 April 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

Thank Piper N
Reviewed 5 April 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

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 27 March 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

4  Thank Ciannoamstelveen
Reviewed 30 December 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

Reviewed 21 December 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

1  Thank OliviernCompanie
Reviewed 28 October 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.

Thank Catarina B
Nearby Restaurants
Gusto Fuji Narusawa
12 reviews
5.99 km away
7 reviews
3.34 km away
Yoshokuyasan Hanashinobu
5 reviews
5.24 km away
8 reviews
3.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Narusawa Ice Cave
203 reviews
3.32 km away
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba
315 reviews
3.64 km away
Michi-no-Eki Narusawa
83 reviews
5.53 km away
Motosuko Lake
235 reviews
5.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Dominique S
5 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
14 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
5 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.