Advertisements
News Ticker

What is Japan`s Suicide Forest?

After the recent — and justified — outrage over a video from YouTuber Logan Paul that featured a victim of suicide in Aokigahara forest, many might be wondering what, exactly, is Japan’s “Suicide Forest.” Often referred to as “the perfect place to die,” Aokigahara forest is located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji and is approximately two hours away from Japan’s capital, Tokyo.

The woods are filled with dense trees and sit on an area of 30 square kilometers of hardened lava laid down by the last major volcano eruption in 864 AD.

It has become one of the most popular spots for suicide in the world, coming in second to the Golden Gate Bridge. In fact, there have been so many suicides in the area that the forest’s hiking trails are filled with signs urging those with suicidal thoughts to consider their families and seek help.  Read More

Advertisements
About kintaro63 (140 Articles)
Writer and teacher in Japan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: