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Address: Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0332 , Yamanashi Prefecture
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Mt Fuji and Aokigahara Forest Day Trip from Tokyo
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Peaceful

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Catarina B
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Lund, Sweden

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 it grows upon.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 they loved it. We recently visited Yosemite, so they were expecting bigger trees, but this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

You'll love it here if: - you love forest trekking - the natural sounds of a forest is like music to your ears Reconsider if: - you need to catch the evening bus back to Tokyo and have no intention of missing the bus and camping overnight in this notoriously famous "suicide forest" - you don't want to risk getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The forest is very quiet and well persevered!! Amazing views. I booked a walking tour and this was the first stop on the tour. Although it was a bit rocky, due to all the solidified lava rocks. It stills a very nice walk. There are also caves you can visit. Although I didn't climb the cave, I went to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went there in summer, but the forest were kind of cool compared to the temperature outside. I went for the path from the bat cave that leads to wind's cave, that took a little more than an hour. The first 40 minutes were normal. By that I mean scenic forest views, complete with beautiful mushrooms and occasional flowers. The whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This forest is notorious for being one of the biggest suicide hotspots in the world and even spending only an afternoon there, we found evidence of previous incidents (a noose, an abandoned flask, lots of tape leading into the forest, and a marker on a tree of a person's name and age). There are signs in Japanese warning people not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I think a lot of people who review this forest hasn't really been deep into to many forests. Yes it is very quiet a forest usually is and most things look the same which again is not unusual in big forests and didn't really make me feel scared. However if you look and follow some different markings that go off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I walked around the designated paths for over an hour or so. Very peaceful, calm, and a nice change from the bustle of Tokyo. After that I ventured off the trail and within five minutes or so found a string trail which I followed for a but which led to a suicide spot, sans body, then I immediately headed back... More 

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