Aokigahara Sea of Trees (青木ヶ原樹海) is a forest formed on a lava plateau created by the Jogan eruption of 864 AD. The original lava is bumpy and the soil is too thin to allow trees to take deep root, giving the area a unique and bizarre appearance. It is a very mysterious place, just like the image of a deep mossy forest. I have always wanted to walk there.
The sea of trees has an image of “once you enter, you can’t come out,” but in fact, the promenade is well maintained and you can go hiking normally. When you park your car at the parking lot of Fugaku Fuketsu Wind Cave, you will find several entrances nearby.
It was Sunday, and the famous places in the vicinity were crowded, and the roads were busy with cars. But no one came here. In fact, only a couple of hikers finally passed me after almost three hours from the time I left. In the end, only about 10 people passed me during the 6 hours I stayed in the area. Thanks to this, I was able to fully enjoy this wonderful scenery.
A tree was stripped and felled with the entire thin ground surface. I want to fast forward and see what will happen now.
I walked around for no set amount of time and ended up staying twice as long as the three hours I had originally expected. It is truly a mysterious and wonderful forest, and I recommend that those who see this visit it as well.