20 Spine-Chilling Facts About Japan’s Eerie Suicide Forest

Suicidal Forest

Aokigahara keeps terrifying truths that lie within its broad and thick woods. This forest of striking foliage is fitting for horror movies owing to its horrific history and scary folktales. Let us unveil this infamous suicide forest’s morbid reputation.

1) The forest is one of the most famous suicide lairs in the world.


Statistics shows that as numerous as 100 lives are taken in Aokigahara every year. I might understand that this lush forest feeds on these corpses.

2) Japan has an honorable tradition of suicide.

Suicide is viewed noble in Japan unlike in other countries. This tradition of self-inflicted death dates back to samurai’s ritual called, seppuku. Is it the culture or more of the psychiatric condition?

3) Japan is in the top list of suicidal rates in the world.


Blaming the country’s recession last 2008, Japan started scooping 2,645 recorded self-inflicted killings. Reasons are rooted from family problems, financial depravity, and unemployment. How about mental health?

4) Suicide prevention is mounted. 

Japan’s government has been perturbed of the country’s high rate of suicides. They started to install surveillance cameras and police patrols at the entrance of the spooky forest. I hope it will reduce the killings.

5) Aokigahara is naturally eerie.


Aokigahara is usually rearing twisted trees seemingly plotting for a treacherous stride in the woods. Moreover, the scarcity of wildlife and the chasm of silence seem howl for more killings.

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