Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), an aa kent as the Sea o Trees (樹海 Jukai), is a forest on the northwastren flank o Japan's Moont Fuji thrivin on 30 square kilometre (12 sq mi) o haurdened lava laid doun bi the last major eruption o Moont Fuji in 864 CE. The wastren edge o Aokigahara, whaur thare are several caves filled wi ice, is a popular destination for tourists an schuil trips. Pairts o Aokigahara are verra dense, an the porous lava absorbs soond, helpin tae provide veesitors wi a sense o solitude.
The forest haes a historical reputation as a hame tae "yūrei" or ghaists o the deid in Japanese meethologie. In recent years, Aokigahara haes acome internaitionally kent as ane o the warld's maist popular suicide steids, an signs at the heid o some trails urge suicidal veesitors tae think o thair faimilies an contact a suicide prevention association.
- "The nature found in the Aokigahara "sea of trees"". Yamanashi Kankou. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
- Harrington, Patrick (22 January 2017). "Hiking in a Forest Born Out of Mount Fuji's Lava". New York Times. p. TR8.