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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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The gardens offer lovely views over Nagasaki bay. As a Scot, it was interesting to go and look into the history of Thomas Glover. There were houses set up as they would be when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Aomori, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Glover Park was truly interesting and impressive. All modern-day visitors to Nagasaki should make time to see and experience it. The modest extra effort and cost entailed in doing so is totally worthwhile. Early on a Saturday morning in April, I enjoyed the park's lovely setting overlooking Nagasaki Harbor. I also really liked the mid-19C western-style wooden architecture of the... More 

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Reynella South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Japanese gardens are noted for their elegance and detail. This garden incorporates a bit of European influence, but still remains true to the japanese traditions

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caracas
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237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

NAGASAKI is a peaceful place very calm and relaxed The garden is walking distance from cruise port just cross the road and to the left please vote and click if you find this opinion helpful since is a free contribution to help others

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

It was very wet when we visited and it was very busy. Rather an odd tourist trap with the usual naff shops at the bottom It was okay and would be better in the sunshine !

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Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The gardens were beautiful, and it was fun to walk around and read about the history of the place. Most of the enjoyment came from reading, it gave a more clear perspective. Some complain about the walk, but I think that it was an enjoyable walk. Lots of touristy shops along the way, which detracted slightly from the experience. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The gardens offer lovely views over Nagasaki bay. As a Scot, it was interesting to go and look into the history of Thomas Glover. There were houses set up as they would be when he lived there and there was even quirky things like a place to dress up in costume. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arrived in Nagasaki by cruise. The ship docked at the Nagasaki International Cruise Terminal which was only a 5-10 min walk to Glover Gardens. We chose to visit the nearby Oura Catholic Church (oldest wooden church in Japan) before Glover Gardens. What made us want to visit Glover Garden was the fact if we were promised lots of blooms... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The views from the terraces are excellent. The flowers are plentiful and beautiful. Go to the top of the escalators and work your way down.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A beautiful hill stop site for Mr Glover from Scotland's house. There is some uphill walking but escalators help. The gardens are more western style, we were told, but none the worse for that. The whole area is tranquil and peaceful and commands a magnificent view over the harbour and beyond. In Nagasaki do not miss these gardens and Dejima... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We liked this area very much as it commanded a great view of the entire Nagasaki harbor region and nicely maintained Western-style residences by early merchants of death that supplied weapons and ammunitions to the struggling feudal and then modernizing Japan. We walked out from the Oura Catholic Church complex and came out to the entrance of the Glover Garden... More 

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Address: Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-822-8223
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Nagasaki Prefecture  >  Nagasaki
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:45 pm

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