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Aokigahara Jukai

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Aokigahara Jukai

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Yamanashi
  Mt. Fuji
Nature Parks
  Groves, Forests

Aokigahara Jukai (青木ヶ原樹海), also known as Fuji sea of forest, is the biggest and the only forest made top on lava in Japan. Because its unique environment, Aokigahara Jukai has very unique Ecosystem. Most of trees of Jukai are over 200 years old, and they cover the field of lava.
Aokigahara Jukai is the most popular suicid spot in Japan. Because legend said, once you lost in Jukai, nobody will find you.
However, this legend is based on the novel, and Jukai has many hiking courses and many people visit here for weekend hiking.

Tourist Info.
Jukai spread wide, so there are many hiking courses. However, because it is made top on lava, out side of the courses are very rough and dangerous. So, when you enjoy hiking, stay in the course.

Access
0. at Kawaguchiko
1. use local bus to either Lake Sai, or Lake Shoji.

Access to Mt. Fuji Area

Fujigoko (富士五湖)
Terminal Station: Fujikyuko Kawaguchiko (河口湖)
Access from Tokyo:
-By Train
0.From Tokyo station.
1. use Chuou (JR) line to Otuki station (2 hr.)
2. use Fuji Express to Kawaguchiko (53 min.)
-By Car
0.Use Chuo Expressway to Kawaguchiko (2 hr.)


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Map around Aokigahara Jukai


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Detailed Travel Guide

Aokigahara Jukai

Aokigahara Jukai is located north side of Mt. Fuji, in Narusawa village, Yamanashi. Jukai is very new forest which is formed 1200 years ago. The entire forest is the national monument of Japan.
The forest floor consists primarily of volcanic rock and is difficult to penetrate with hand tools such as picks or shovels. There are also a variety of unofficial trails that are used semi-regularly for the annual "body hunt" done by local volunteers, who mark their search areas with plastic tape. The plastic tape is never removed, so a great deal of it litters the first kilometer of the forest, past the designated trails leading to and from known tourist attractions such as the Ice Cave and Wind Cave. After the first kilometer into Aokigahara towards Mount Fuji, the forest is in a much more pristine state, with little to no litter and few obvious signs of human contact. On some occasions human remains can be found in the distant reaches of the forest, but these are usually several years old and consist of scattered bones and incomplete skeletons, suggesting the presence of scavenging animals.
A very popular myth states that the magnetic iron deposits underground cause compasses to malfunction and travelers to get lost in the forest.
Because Jukai is located near from Tokyo, and it has many places for outdoor attraction, such as camping, hiking, and fisihng, many people visit here for weekend.
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