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Glover Garden

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Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-822-8223
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8:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Description: 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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Worth looking at, but can be missed

Take a leisurely stroll in this Garden, it is a witness of years gone by when foreigners settled there. It is moderately interesting for westerners since Glover and Co tried to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Rabat, Morocco
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Rabat, Morocco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take a leisurely stroll in this Garden, it is a witness of years gone by when foreigners settled there. It is moderately interesting for westerners since Glover and Co tried to reproduce european living conditions in the Land of the Rising Sun. In the opinion of this reviewer, do not worry if you miss this visit because Glover Garden is... More 

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

You can stroll up the steps to the garden without actually entering the garden itself. On the way up the stairs you pass small sections with plantings and flowering trees. We didn't have much time for visiting the garden, so didn't want to pay the entrance fee. From the top of the free section there is a reasonable view of... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The harbor view from the top of the hill at this isolated corner was stunning, the view from these European, American early settlers' house also give you an insight into the city's past. I guess somehow the romantic story of the Madam Butterfly was also conjured from this unique place where the East met tne West. Other than the history,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this place as it was easy with the kids and for into our schedule. So glad we got there before the drove of buses and the cruise ship from China arrived. Otherwise it would have probably not been good. Plan accordingly and go early or at night

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

On a gorgeous winter day with blue skies, our trip up the hill to Glover Gardens was very enjoyable. With pretty gardens and scenic views of the harbour this is also a good spot for photo buffs. Inside the 8 preserved European houses there is a wealth of information presented for you to learn about the early European settlers to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is my second visit but this time had the unexpected bonus of Christmas lights turning the whole garden into a fairyland of lights. This I felt was the best attraction in the whole of Nagasaki on this trip. We arrived around 445pm when it was still light and saw the gardens transformed into a magical landscape. There were 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our visit to Glover garden was one of the surprises on our first visit to Nagasaki. The location of the the gardens and attractions at the site were top class,presentation was great and ammenities at the gardens were good. Views of the city from the Glover garden are spectular Well worth a visit when in Nagasaki

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Vercorin, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit to learn some history about Japan in the early 19th and 20th century.The gardens are well planted and kept.For me,an opera lover,to see the home of Madame Butterfly,the statue of Puccini,and lots of opera bits and pieces was a must see

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I didn't plan to include this in my trip, but found myself near the gardens whilst exploring one morning so went inside - the houses give some idea of what colonial life was like in the 1920s but the views you get from the gardens are great and it's a pleasant walk from the top to the bottom of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I didn't know that there are a lot of western styled houses including Glover Garden in the garden. I was impressed with the collection of the model ships at the building which used to be a school or something. I saw many different kinds of ships dating far back. In this area, there are steep and winding roads, so they... More 

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