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Former Glover Residence

Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 850-0931, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 134 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A time capsule in the gardens. The house looks like it could have been in the UK but is in Nagasaki. The house is "dressed" as though the occupants have just left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Seated on a hilly area, the Clover Garden provide many viewing spots of the overview of Nagasaki. From the entrance, this place didn't look very interesting, but it was a good 2-3 hour tour afterwards. Many beautiful western architecture. A good place to learn about part of Nagasaki's history as a port city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This house is part of the complex known as Glover Garden and was built in 1863 by Thomas Glover - a Scotsman who made a large contribution to bringing Japan into the industrial age. His house reflect his status not least its position at the top of the hill allowing for stunning panoramic views over the port & harbour. Inside... More

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Tottori, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This house is so magical - it's going to be my future home - or at least have several of it's outstandingly charming features melded into my dream abode - lovely. Interesting man that Glover was too, which you can read about as you tour the residence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This has been kept as if the family were still in residence - very interesting to walk around, historically interesting, good explanations

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Interesting and fascinating. But all was much the worse for wear. Buildings are in need of total revamp. Great views and pleasant gardens (but the gardens are far less attractive than they were when I visited five years ago). It's also too bad that many of the exhibits have only limited English or no English at all. Japanese is spoken... More

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Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

These statue of lion-dogs(Komainu in Japanese) at Glover residence in Glover garden were designed to Kirin beer labels. Scottish merchant Thomas Glover helped found the Japan Brewery Company,which became Kirin Brewery Company Ltd. later.

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