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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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mixture of park, history and nice scenery

First off, the name garden isn't covering the complete picture here. There's a lot more going in than just pretty flowers, trees and a stunning view on the harbor. It tells the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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Tokyo
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A must see for those visiting Nagasaki. Glover Gardens is named after a Mr. Glover who was one of a handful of non-Japanese who settled in the city in the late 19th century and contribute to the modernization of Japan. (He even co-established what is now Kirin Breweries! But he was also an arms dealer...) It has an extensive array... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The garden is beautiful, you can enjoy the view over Nagasaki and the see. They have several old furnished houses and you can relive the time. It is a wordfull sightseen trip. There you'll find a small lake with huge fishes and per 1 $ you can feed them, it's super funny.

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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First off, the name garden isn't covering the complete picture here. There's a lot more going in than just pretty flowers, trees and a stunning view on the harbor. It tells the story of Thomas Glover who came to Japan for trading. He played an important role in developing the area. At the time I visited the park one building... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Glover Gardens contains many of the historical buildings of Nagasaki. Though they are a little bit in need of upkeep, they do provide a fascinating insight to the history Nagasaki, and more so the Western influence. the gardens are themselves attractive and the views of the harbour are terrific.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was quite surprised that this attraction was pretty good. Admission fee is a bit pricey but it was overal a good choice to come here. I went to oura church before coming here. This place is somewhat like a museum with exhibits and Dutch houses and gardens. You can feed the koi in the ponds for 100 yen.

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Geoje, South Korea
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Easy to find, easy to find your way around as well, as the route is clearly stated. It is quite a walk though, and you see mainly Western style houses. Special for Japan maybe, but when you come from Europe this is not what you go to Japan for. You will learn a bit of Nagasaki history, other than the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful garden and houses up on a hill. Not significant except that it's built by a Westerner in the early days of Japan. You have to life gardens to take the trouble to try to this place. Long walk up if you don't have a car.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I visited there when I was a kid with my mother some 30 odd years ago. Now I come by myself and the magic is still there. Very lovely view of the Nagasaki port, and some lovely old European style houses, offering a glimpse of the past when Japan first opened its door to the Westerners. Of course, there was... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Highly recommended while in Nagasaki- interesting look into Japan's early modern period. the views of the Bay are great.

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Rabat, Morocco
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take a leisurely stroll in this Garden, it is a witness of years gone by when foreigners settled there. It is moderately interesting for westerners since Glover and Co tried to reproduce european living conditions in the Land of the Rising Sun. In the opinion of this reviewer, do not worry if you miss this visit because Glover Garden is... More 

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