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Glover Garden

8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 850-0931, Japan
+81 92-822-8223
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Ranked #6 of 139 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Glover gardens preserve part of the Scottish heritage of Nagasaki. Very well presented and with lovely views over the harbour. Well worth a visit

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The 'garden' is more like a compound for Japan's foreign captains of industry. These homes belonged to real pioneers who took a shot at making a fortune in a land far from their homes. The setting, atop a hillside, is incredible - expansive views over Nagasaki Harbor. Stately (Western) homes built on various hillside levels, surrounded by idyllic gardens, koi... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A little incongruous to see an enclave of European style housing nestled on the hillside overlooking nagasaki port. Quite interesting as an insight into how life went on. The moving causeways whisk you uphill and the top area gives a good view of nagasaki. Worth going late afternoon after the larger tour groups have moved on.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Seldom go to visit flower park because i am not interest for it, however, after you visit there, you may change your mind. It is quite amazing for seeing such a beautiful place. There is a path before arrival the park, there have a lot of shops providing interesting things to buy. Worth to go.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This park is a MUST during the visit to Nagasaki! It's location is terrific!, overlooking the port and part of the city!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A stunning trip back into the past strolling along the garden paths and visiting all the old buildings. Be aware that tibia on a hillside so can be quite strenuous and hot...don't miss the change if feeding the fish at the top

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Glover Garden offers an insight into the lives of Western traders who settled in Nagasaki when Japan first opened up to foreigners in the second half of the 19th century. Thomas Blake Glover arrived from Scotland and established not one but several successful industries in Japan. This beautiful hillside park is located on the site of Glover's own residence, and... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

OK - so I on the day that I went to Glover Gardens it was 26C/97F with high humidity. That meant that climbing up the hill to get to the entrance of Glover Gardens was a bit of a slog. There is a Family Mart at the bottom of the climb - a great place to buy a cold bottle... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This garden includes the original house of Thomas Blake Glover, an expatriate Scot who helped finance and obtain weapons for the rebellion leading to the Meiji Restoration, as well as introducing steam engines, founding what became the Kirin Breweries, founding what became the Mitsubishi Corporation and the first shipbuilding company for modern ships. The lovely gardens include a statue of... More

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are used to National Trust properties, the houses at The Glover Garden complex may be a bit of a let down. Most are unfurnished, but the views are to die for. And being Japan, a customer friendly country, escalators have been installed in the gardens to get you nearly all the way to the top. Weird but greatly... More

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