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Former Glover Residence

Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Ranked #18 of 139 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 67 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Singapore
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137 reviews 137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The park offers a great view of the harbor. Around Christmas, there's special lighting at night. It's a pity the day ticket cannot be used at night again.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A very difficult access as the residence is at the top of a very steep hill. On the grounds there are escalators to assist but no such help in reaching the grounds. Interesting site if not earth shaking. So many shops on the way up the hill, all selling their own versions of what we would call 'pound cake', a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
56 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London
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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
693 helpful votes 693 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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kent
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Groningen
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152 reviews 152 reviews
16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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