Aokigahara forest, Japan - Aokigahara is known as the Sea of Trees, a 35 km forest that lies at the north west base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest, which has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, is a popular place for suicides. 青木ヶ原
Aokigahara Suicide Forest - is associated with multiple demons in Japanese folklore and has driven many to commit suicide. An average of 100 people travel to Aokigahara every year to commit suicide. Legend has it that in the 19th century families would abandon their elderly relatives here when they could no longer take care of themselves. Death has haunted the forest for more than 200 years.
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Suicide Forest, Aokigahara Japan. Aokigahara Forest is known for two things in Japan: breathtaking views of Mount Fuji and suicides. Also called the Sea of Trees, this destination for the desperate is a place where the suicidal disappear, often never to be found in the dense forest.