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Location: Mount Fuji

 

Aokigahara Haunted Forest

Aokigahara Haunted Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Aokigahara Haunted forest

The Aokigahara (青木 ヶ 原), known as the Sea of Trees (樹 海), is a 35 km² forest located northwest of the base of Mount Fuji between Yamanashi prefecture and Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. The forest has a historical association with demons from Japanese mythology, and there are 1,000-year-old poems that indicate that the forest is cursed. Tourism has been limited only to guarded areas and, although it is not prohibited to enter the forest, numerous warning signs are placed in several languages to help people who think about committing suicide to seek help from relatives before leaving everything.

 

Aokigahara Haunted forest is a vast area of virgin forests at the base of a picturesque Mount Fuji. Aokigahara Haunted forest at the base of Fuji mountain is believed to be home of demons, ghosts and other supernatural evil beings. It is difficult to trace where did this legend start. Whether it is a dense forest or the fact that poor families left girls and elderly here to die. Regardless it still carries its grim fame. It holds the second place in the World by number of suicides with over 500 recorded since 1950's. Increased rate of suicides with one each four days in 2002 officials put several signs to discourage people from killing themselves. Aokigahara is mentioned as a "Haunted Forest" episode in Destination Truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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