Aokigahara Forest, The Suicide Woods Of Japan

AokigaharaInformational signs scattered throughout warn passersby, “Your life is precious”. Tofugu on one of the spookiest spots in Japan:

Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara is perhaps the most infamous forest in Japan. Also known as the Sea of Trees, Suicide Forest, and Japan’s Demon Forest, Aokigahara has been home to over 500 confirmed suicides since the 1950s.

Wataru Tsurumui’s controversial 1993 bestseller The Complete Suicide Manual is a book that describes various modes of suicide and even recommends Aokigahara as the perfect place to die. Undoubtedly, the most common method of suicide in the forest is hanging.

Japanese spiritualists believe that the suicides committed in the forest have permeated Aokigahara’s soil and trees, generating paranormal activity and preventing many who enter from escaping the gnarled depths of the forest.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Bet there’s no better demon hunting anywhere on earth.

    • Joevl

      “Are we gonna go get us a demon, Dad?”

  • Rhoid Rager

    i’m planning on hiking there next summer. Maybe i’ll take photos and write a disinfo article on it. That is, if i make it out of the gnarled depths….

    • Anarchy Pony

      Rhoid Rager, I have suspected for some time but I thought I’d ask, are you the same person that used to go by Adam Goodwin and were over on energy bulletin?

      • Rhoid Rager

        Yes. That would be me. I made the nick change openly a few months back. I thought more people knew… So what’s up pony?

        • Anarchy Pony

          I was just confirming my suspicions.

    • Calypso_1

      sounds like a great article. I am reminded of the haunting live oaks of the Southern tidewaters and the absence of spanish moss on ‘hanging’ trees.

  • DJBabyBuster

    Haven’t we all heard about this enough times already?

  • Harry_Hogfart

    If i follow all the suicidal girls in to the forest and rush in and cut them down as they start to hang them selves is it traditional to collect the life dept for saving them in hot sex, And should we do it there on the forest floor or wait for a hotel. Can i take them home to America .