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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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Garden on the mountain.

The Glover Garden is another substantial piece of my Nagasaki memory. An open air museum, the Garden comprises mansions of former Western residents of Nagasaki (what one would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Iris C
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Hong Kong, China

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Glover Garden is another substantial piece of my Nagasaki memory. An open air museum, the Garden comprises mansions of former Western residents of Nagasaki (what one would call the glorious good old days), allowing a great panoramic view of the City. It is located on the hill where Western merchants settled down after the end of Japan's era of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To reach the garden, we had to take a lift (Glover Sky Road) that travel diagonally to Garden's entrance no 2 on the hill of Minami-Yamate. It opens 8am-6pm and cost ¥610pp. The garden itself is actually a display of Glover's (Thomas Blake Glover from Scotland) former house build on 1863 along with the homes of the merchants who lived,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glover Garden itself houses several buildings of interest, of which Glover Residence is of course the main highlight. Pictures of Glover Residence come out pretty enough to look like postcards. The park itself is quite huge so do accord some time. As Glover Garden is located on top of a hillside overlooking Nagasaki harbour, the top of the park accords... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Miasion Find heart shaped stones Plants was sweet smelling and English ambessador's house was pretty good Climb by escallator located in outside was special experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

the garden is a short walk from the cruise terminal. it is behind the historic looking building (formerly HSBC) across the street. if you hit the police station or the post office, you have gone too far right. we spent some quiet time roaming the garden and checking out the westerners influence on this town. Quite enjoyable. Entrance fee is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This garden houses a collection of older buildings that have been moved from around the city. They are most western design so help you understand the big changes in Japan in the 19th century. There are 2 ways to access the garden, the uphill path from the harbour or "Glover skyway" which goes from the tram terminus and combines 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is a huge and beautiful garden. Take some time to take a slow walk and there is a small building at the top, overlooking the Harbour which is amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The other attraction, besides Dejima, offering information on the Europe-Japanese exchanges and the role of westerners in the modernization of Japan. Glover Garden is worth visiting not only for its historical value, but also for the views of the bay, from across Mt. Inasa and the beautiful colonial houses it contains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Absolutely should not be missed while in Nagasaki along with Mt. Inasa and the Peace Statue is this garden: for firstly a pretty amazing view (to its west) of the Nagasaki Harbor which in a sense is a "big inlet" around which most of the city or for sure its "core area" is located so unfolding in front of you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a day during cruise. We were able to secure a free guide for the day. Gliver garden is perched atop a hill in Nagasaki. The gardens and buildings are beautiful. There lots of local history throughout the whole area. You are walking down steep slopes but they have handrails etc. 86 yr old mother managed. Float museum... More 

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