A frequently featured in popular culture due its historic association with ""y?rei"" or ghosts of the dead in Japanese mythology and is a notoriously common suicide site (in which 54 took place in 2010). The rate of suicide has led officials to place a sign at the forest's entry, written in Japanese, urging suicidal visitors to seek help and not take their own lives. It is also considered as one of many destinations for suicide in Japan, It is referred as the most popular site for suicide in Japan.