Yūrei zaka

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Bottom of Yurei zaka

Yūreizaka (幽霊坂) is a hill road located in Mita 4-chome in Minato, Tokyo. The slope climbs the promontory from east to west, and climbs along busy Sakurada Avenue and terminates at the intersection with Hijiri zaka. There are two possible sources for the name of the avenue: "Yūrei" meaning ghost, due to the presence of numerous temples along the street, giving it a desolate atmosphere such that ghosts might appear[1] and "Yūrei," an alternate reading for the given name of the first Minister of Education in Japan, and scholar Mori Arinori, who lived in the vicinity.

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  1. ^ Gail Nakada (20 October 2015). "Tokyo's Haunted Hills". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 March 2017.