Located at the foot of Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) the Aokigahara Jukai is a magnificent forest with an unfortunate dark side. Because of its imposing size (35 square kilometers) and its many rocky and icy caverns, many people come here to commit suicide every year.
Despite this downside, Aokigahara Jukai, when you follow one of its many official trails, offers some stunning views of of trees and lava rocks covered by moss that have been left untouched for centuries. There are also many caves in the area and some are open for tourists to explore. Dense, difficult to penetrate and somewhat “mystical”, Aokigahara Jukai is yet another place to go if you ever have the chance to visit Japan one day.