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Nicknamed the "Sea of Trees" as well as "Suicide Forest", this forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan is a popular place to commit suicide and is ranked 2nd in the world after the Golden Gate bridge. Ubatse, a tradition of leaving an elderly family member in the forest to die from exposure, dehydration, starvation, so on, was also committed there. Traditionally, someone would go into the forest to camp and bring few supplies, camp for a few days, then heading into the forest to kill themselves. Abandoned campsites as well as corpses can be found in the forest, and a search groups go into the forest to retrieve items and corpses. It has gotten so bad that the Japan's national suicide prevention ministry has put signs in the forest telling people that thier loves are too important to throw away. The forest is reportedly extremely haunted by the spirits who have perished there and is supposed to be one of the most haunted in areas in Japan. The forest itself is very tranquil and may be the reason so many go to end thier own lives. A lack of animal life has been noted in the forest and the trees are so thick that there is no wind noise. Supposed to be one of the most haunted forests in the world.
We took a hike in the Aokigahara forest and we found an old campsite.

Many do not leave the Aokigahara forest.
by Akumu Danji November 27, 2012
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