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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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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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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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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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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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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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