Aokigahara Forest is known for two things in Japan: breathtaking views of Mount Fuji and suicides. Also called the Sea of Trees, this destination for the desperate is a place where the suicidal disappear, often never to be found in the dense forest.
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Looming 60 miles from Tokyo, Japan's immense, symmetrical, 12,388-foot peak all but taunts even mild adventurers to conquer it. Plenty accept the challenge: On just about every day during the July-August climbing season, thousands of mainly greenhorn hikers hit the trails, cheering each other on with cries of "Gambatte!" ("Hang in there!")