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Glover Garden

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Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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This open air museum consists of nine Western-style homes built between...

This open air museum consists of nine Western-style homes built between 1868 and 1912 for Western merchants living in Japan. Glover Mansion, the most famous of these, is Japan's oldest Western-style house.

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Nice view, nice garde

If you take Nagasaki electrical tramway from the China town and take off after the Seaside park, then you climb the Dutch slope passing by the old, romantic Oura catholic church... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you take Nagasaki electrical tramway from the China town and take off after the Seaside park, then you climb the Dutch slope passing by the old, romantic Oura catholic church you will be at the entrance of the Glover garden. The are is nicely maintained with quite a few very nice and creative fountains. Old houses will give you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't have high expectations going in to the garden despite the good reviews. However was pleasantly surprised by a beautiful experience. The gardens are full of historical buildings from shortly after Japan opened its doors to foreigners. We went on a sunny day and the place had stunning views to accompany the beautiful buildings. Left knowing a lot more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the (totally reconstructed, so far as I could tell) Deshima "Dutch island" and the somewhat barren houses on Hollander Slope (nothing special for Westerners, and similar to what you'll see in Kobe, for instance), I fortunately spent the last hours of my last day in Nagasaki at the Glover Garden, not really knowing much about it. Turns out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see place in Nagasaki but I suggest to study a bit in advance if you want to enjoy fully. If you can understand Japanese, then you should join a free local tour service. The tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable about this place and gave me a lots of interesting stories. I enjoyed a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glover Gardens have a collection of buildings and artifacts that really give you insight into the history of Western activity in Japan. Many historical buildings have been relocated to the Gardens to be preserved and there is a rich cultural history enshrined in its grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk here from the cruise ship it has a lift to get to the top ,it has got some wonderfull plants and the museum part is very informative ,the pond has loads of kio carp fish ,their are places to eat ,it's lovely to walk round at night it's all lite up with fairy lights very pretty when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As everyone recommends take the travellator up and walk down. Beautiful views over the harbour and really interesting stories about the former residents of the houses and the times when foreigners came to Nagasaki make this a very interesting and enjoyable visit. I spent about 1&1/4 hours. Definitely worth doing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy walk from your cruise ship as long as you follow the signs to the Glover Road Sky Road which is a free to use elevator system to Gate 2 - then walk down via the tourist street. The gardens are lovely as are the historic buildings. You also get a great view over Nagasaki. All the cruise excursions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Glover's Garden is more like a place where you can see the slices of life back in old days. There are houses with exhibitions, photo spots overlooking the harbour, and you can try to look for a hear-shaped-stone, too. It seems that the Garden has evening & night time light up illumination during the limited time period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is not a garden per se, though there is a tiny Japanese garden in one area and a huge fountain in another area. Mainly, it is a green place where are displayed historic houses from the first settlement in Nagasaki after the USA forced the country to open (before that, foreigners were confined only to Dejima island). This place... More 

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