The forest is inhabited by the orochi (snakefolk), and humans: budoka and kannushi monks, and the border regions are a home of kitsune (fox-folk), with many villages built there. There are many kitsune villages along the northwestern forest, and larger ones in the south. About a days walk from the edge of the forest, the terrain becomes hillier and the trees become larger. The orochi lands are located about a four days' walk into the forest. Part of Jukai was destroyed during the soratami invasion during the events of Guardian: Saviors of Kamigawa.
The guardian dragon of Jukai is Jugan.
- Boseiju. The oldest tree on the plane — a huge twisted old cedar. Its name means "she who shelters all."
- Okina. The largest temple in the Jukai Forest; means "shrine to the grandfathers."
- Sugi Hayashi. One of the villages in the forest; the home of lady Pearl-Ear and Sharp-Ear.