Mt. Fuji's Aokigahara Forest
The Aokigahara Forest (Shoji Trail Climbing Route)
The Aokigahara Forest also known as the “Sea of trees” has the unfortunate distinction of being called a haunted forest. Ever since the novel 'Kuroi Jukai' by Seicho Matsumoto was published in 1960, in which the characters are focused on joint-suicide in the forest, the popularity of the so-called suicide forest has increased among those determined to take their final walk.
These events have inspired numerous horror movies centered around the forest. However contrary to popular belief, the Aokigahara Forest is a beautiful dense porous lava based forest with hundreds of unique tree moles and ice caves. The hiking trail starting from lake Shoji-ko has been revitalized in recent years, continues upward until it crosses the Fuji Subaru Line Toll Road at the 3rd station-Jukaidai parking area and then finally intersects with the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station. The Forrest is great for hiking and Ice Cave Tours.
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Author: Richard Reay
Adventure lover and Mt. Fuji Climbing and Japan Enthusiast.
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