What first-time visitors should know before visiting Aokigahara

This short article is about Aokigahara. Yes, it’s a real forest in Japan and here’s some background story about the forest. Give it a short read, as part of your preparation before coming down for a round of escape room fun at our very own Suicide Forest.

Aokigahara, also known as the “Suicide Forest,” is a dense, 14 square mile forest located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It is a popular site for tourists, as well as a place where people go to end their lives.

There are several things that first-time visitors should know before visiting Aokigahara.

First and foremost, it is important to understand the history and significance of the forest. Aokigahara has a long history of being associated with death and suicide, dating back to ancient Japan when it was believed to be the home of demons and evil spirits. In more recent times, the forest has gained a reputation as a place where people go to commit suicide, and it is estimated that around 100 people die by suicide there each year.

It is crucial for visitors to approach the forest with sensitivity and respect. While it may be tempting to take photos or explore the forest in a curious or casual manner, it is important to remember that this is a place where people have lost their lives. Visitors should also be mindful of their own safety, as the forest can be dense and disorienting.