This paper examines the problem of suicide and the ethical dilemma of transforming suicide sites into tourist attractions. It is suggested that these sites offer liminal opportunities for quasi-suicides and post-suicidal life experiences, without actually undergoing death. Utilising the narrative of the movie titled “Sea of Trees” which takes place in Aokigahara-Jukai, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide, this essay examines suicidal spots as tourism drivers. The discussion revolves around the belief that dark sites contribute to the formation of public shared values and the perspective that visitation to suicide cites shape positive purposes towards life. The analysis offers valuable clues to position sites built around the narratives of death.
Keywords: Death sites, hospitality attributes, suicide tourism, movie, Aokigahara-Jukai.