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Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-822-8223
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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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Beautiful Gardens & Old European Houses

We arrived in Nagasaki by cruise. The ship docked at the Nagasaki International Cruise Terminal which was only a 5-10 min walk to Glover Gardens. We chose to visit the nearby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Nagasaki by cruise. The ship docked at the Nagasaki International Cruise Terminal which was only a 5-10 min walk to Glover Gardens. We chose to visit the nearby Oura Catholic Church (oldest wooden church in Japan) before Glover Gardens. What made us want to visit Glover Garden was the fact if we were promised lots of blooms... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The views from the terraces are excellent. The flowers are plentiful and beautiful. Go to the top of the escalators and work your way down.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A beautiful hill stop site for Mr Glover from Scotland's house. There is some uphill walking but escalators help. The gardens are more western style, we were told, but none the worse for that. The whole area is tranquil and peaceful and commands a magnificent view over the harbour and beyond. In Nagasaki do not miss these gardens and Dejima... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We liked this area very much as it commanded a great view of the entire Nagasaki harbor region and nicely maintained Western-style residences by early merchants of death that supplied weapons and ammunitions to the struggling feudal and then modernizing Japan. We walked out from the Oura Catholic Church complex and came out to the entrance of the Glover Garden... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There is a fair amount of walking to get up the hill to the Glover gardens but it is worth the effort. The gardens and outdoor areas are stunning and the views of Nagasaki and its harbor are stupendous. The houses are also western style and include period furnishings, but nothing extraordinary. The interesting thing is that the information on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Entry fee required to visit this garden high up in the hills. Be prepared to walk a lot even to get up to the entrance. You can see similar gardens and plans free in many other places, only the historical significance and the original house sets this apart.

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

There was quite a bit of history which I enjoyed and the garden was well maintained but if you're from a European country it's really nothing special. I've seen similar old stuff in historic parks in Canada too. I found it slightly overpriced for what it was.

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent quite some time visiting Glover Garden. being 74 it took some energy to walk up the hillside to the Garden and I was so pleased that I had done it. The view from the top of the sea was beautiful.

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While visiting Nagasaki, we enjoyed the Glover Garden,which is quite a trek up to the top of a hill. But the view looking down and across of the whole city of Nagasaki is worth the ticket price just for that alone. Our cruise ship was docked very close to the site and it was lovely taking a photo of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great park with lots of old houses - each one has an exhibition of sorts inside. It is high up on a hill and there are loads of trees so it is a great spot in the afternoon as its a bit cooler. The Madama Butterfly exhibit was very cool - a must see if you are into the opera.

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