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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 134 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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55 attraction reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The gardens are a great way to spend a couple of hours, you can visit the old houses where Glover and his associates lived and enjoy the spectacular views of Nagasaki Port, it's important that we as society have and keep these historic places as they are a very important part of history and in this case Japanese history. Well... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The history of the garden is very interesting especially as Mr Glover was from Scotland. The gardens offer very good views over Nagasaki unfortunately it was raining when I was there. There are some moving stair cases to help with the climb to the top of the garden.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Up on the hill, we felt smart by taking a taxi to this garden instead of the tram. The driver took us all the way up the steep slope up to the entrance of the garden and cost us only $12 from JR Station. If we took the tram as suggested it would have cost us $3 but we have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The entrance fee is expensive when you get to see the inside. Things are very basic and not interesting to me, just a tourist spot, but it has a nice view of Nagasaki Harbour...

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Get to the top via the two elevators so that you can fully explore this wonderful area walking downhill. Get the Glover Garden guide map - allow a full afternoon - there is a lot to see. Glover Garden is the name given to encompass all of the houses built on the hill in Minami-Yamate and allows an excellent insight... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

High above the city but easily accessible via elevators and lifts. It's unbelievably crowded so don't expect to be able to sit back and relax but it is worth a visit if you have time in Nagasaki. Some beautiful gardens, older buildings and a very over the city port. O and some huge fish!

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Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It was a nice walk up, took our time, lovely to see a wedding at the old Catholic Church. Gardens were nice and good views. Lots of tourists!

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