The story is set in the Aokigahara Forest, a forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan where people go to commit suicide. Sara Price, a young American woman, arrives at the forest in search of her twin sister, who mysteriously disappeared. Despite warnings not to "stray from the path," Sara enters the forest to discover the truth about her sister's fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on unsuspecting victims.
Natalie Dormer actually went to the suicide forest for research with her Japanese driver, she ventured five meters off the path to take photos and her Japanese driver wouldn't step half an inch over the path
The original forest has an association with demons in Japanese mythology, and is a common suicide site; a sign at the start of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to contact a suicide prevention association
Aokigahara, known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees is a 35-square-kilometre forest lying at the north-west base of Mount Fuji in Japan
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