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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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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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colonial period architecture and Puccini atmosphere with a panorama benefit on city harbor. it has escalators everywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

colonial period architecture and Puccini atmosphere with a panorama benefit on city harbor. it has escalators everywhere.

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Lerum, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Tourist trap, a lot of commerce on the way in and out. Not that much to look at. Thought there would be a garden with flowers and all but didn't see any. Christian church ( catholic), nothing I would go to Japan to see.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really enjoyed our time exploring Glover Garden. It was rainy that day but it's such a lovely garden with lots of historical buildings inside. We also enjoyed having tea inside the tea room. It's really worth the 600yen ticket!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We only visited as we had bit of spare time. Good place to walk around the beautiful gardens and checking the views of the port and Nagasaki as well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great site to visit in Nagasaki. Mid-late 19th century colonists buildings and homes (mostly rich businessmen from the UK) that are maintained as a period piece living museum. Lush gardens with beautiful stone fountains as well. Definitely worth the visit.

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Yokosuka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you are interested in history then this place is for you. Deeply rooted in Japanese culture, this immigrants' home tells you how he came to be located there and his ties to the community. There are two entrances and if you find the one at the bottom of the hill you can ride the escalator style walk up the... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's incredible to see a Scottish merchant built this mansion in a prime location in his 20s, entertaining with exotic cuisine including ice cream when Japan just started opening up its door. It's hard to imagine this part of Japanese history without western influence and how quickly locals learnt everything from ship building to medicine. Must see place if you... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Here you can explore beautiful gardens and very japanesse ancient architecture, and you also can hace very nice view of Nagasaki port. The street you use to get here is commercial so you can make a little shopping.

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Sullivan, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This extensive hillside garden includes several historic Western style houses, terraces and fountains, plantings, escalators and stair ways, and views of the working port of Nagasaki and the city of Nagasaki. I was glad I read my guidebook and started at the uphill side of the garden to walk downward as it was hot and humid for uphill walking. I... More 

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holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A splendid park, high above the city, marvellous views and refreshing shade on a hot summer day. Interesting houses of the Glover family.

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