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Aokigahara Suicide Forest | Educational Tour

8 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Business ), English ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Aokigahara is a tranquil yet mysterious forest. Embark on this educational day tour to Japan’s suicide forest. Learn about mental health, it’s stigma, and suicide. This tour will help you take a brave step towards educating yourself about suicide and why these issues still need to be addressed in Japan. Understand the steps that lead to such mental illness and learn ways to be more compassionate towards others as you enjoy the serene Saiko Lake and breathtaking view of Mount Fuji.

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  • 8:30 am - Meet up at the Shinjuku Odakyu West Exit.

  • 8:55 am - Take the bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal to Kawaguchiko station (2 hours).

  • 10:55 am - Arrive at Kawaguchiko station and enjoy a short break.

  • 11:30 am - Take the local bus to the Saiko-Aokigahara forest (30 mins).

  • 12:00 noon - Enter Aokigahara Forest. Learn about mental health and suicide in Japan. Learn about the geography, flora, and fauna of Aokigahara.

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch break.

  • 2:00 pm - Write a message on wooden boards and hang them deep in the forest.

  • 3:00 pm - Head towards Saiko Lake and enjoy a beautiful view of Mt.Fuji.

  • 3:42 pm - Take the bus back to the Kawaguchiko station (30 mins).

  • 5:10 pm - Take the bus to Shinjuku station (2 hours).

  • 7:00 pm - End of tour.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM
Meeting Point Shinjuku Station (Odakyu Shinjuku West Exit)
Ending Point Shinjuku Station (Shinjuku Bus Terminal)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee
- Meals
- Message boards
- Photographs

What‘s not included

- Transportation - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko station: 2,000 yen/person (one way)
- Transportation - Kawaguchiko station to Saiko-Aokigahara forest: 1,500 yen/person (round trip)


- Wear appropriate footwear and thick socks.
- Be emotionally prepared as you may have life changing emotional experience

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How long in advance should I book this tour ?

A week before in order for me to book a bus and secure a seat for you.

How much is the bus fee from Shinjuku station to Kawaguchiko station ?

Round trip is 4,000 yen per person ( 2,000 yen one way )

How much is the round trip bus fare when traveling to the Forest and back to the Kawaguchiko station ?

1,500 yen per person

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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