Aokigahara, Japan - Suicide Forest
After Mt Fuji erupted in the year 864 a forest grew over the dried lava and was then names “Jukai” or “Sea of Trees”. As seen from half way up Mt Fuji, the trees stay green all year round resembling the ocean.
Aokigahara is the most popular location of suicides in Japan, third after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In the period leading up to 1988, over 100 dead bodies have been found there, the rates have been increasing over the years. The most common methods are hanging and drug over-doses.