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Glover Garden

Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-822-8223
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Ranked #6 of 139 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 591 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: This open air museum consists of nine Western-style homes built between 1868 and 1912 for Western...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is my second visit but this time had the unexpected bonus of Christmas lights turning the whole garden into a fairyland of lights. This I felt was the best attraction in the whole of Nagasaki on this trip. We arrived around 445pm when it was still light and saw the gardens transformed into a magical landscape. There were 2... More 

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Townsville Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our visit to Glover garden was one of the surprises on our first visit to Nagasaki. The location of the the gardens and attractions at the site were top class,presentation was great and ammenities at the gardens were good. Views of the city from the Glover garden are spectular Well worth a visit when in Nagasaki

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Vercorin, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit to learn some history about Japan in the early 19th and 20th century.The gardens are well planted and kept.For me,an opera lover,to see the home of Madame Butterfly,the statue of Puccini,and lots of opera bits and pieces was a must see

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I didn't plan to include this in my trip, but found myself near the gardens whilst exploring one morning so went inside - the houses give some idea of what colonial life was like in the 1920s but the views you get from the gardens are great and it's a pleasant walk from the top to the bottom of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I didn't know that there are a lot of western styled houses including Glover Garden in the garden. I was impressed with the collection of the model ships at the building which used to be a school or something. I saw many different kinds of ships dating far back. In this area, there are steep and winding roads, so they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Glover Garden, named for Thomas Glover who contributed to the modernisation of Japan and known as the father of Japanese beer. He married a Japanese woman Tsuru and their sonTomisaburo Kuraba introduced trawling into Japan. Glover Garden contains many homes of the era, mansions built for British merchants. Lovely gardens with good views of Nagasaki harbour from the hilltop position.

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習志野
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

とても期待していたのですが、時期的に庭園の緑や花がぱっとせず残念。建物自体も資金難らしく、少々手入れ不足。外人が多いのに、受付でクレジットカード不可もマイナス。ただし、ここからの景色は素晴らしかった。 Not worth to visit houses in the garden, but could enjoy nice view from there. When roses bloom, should be nice place to visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As Europeans we've seen a lot of European style houses, but decided to visit the garden anyway and were pleased with our decission. The garden is build on a hill and offers nice views of the harbor and bay area. It tells about the history of Nagasaki and the history of foreign settlers in Japan and you can view old... More 

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Macau, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is a very nice place for taking nice pictures, with building and Nagasaki harbor view. However, the admission fee is a bit pricy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We just enjoyed strolling around the park, having tea, learning about Thomas Blake Glover. The weather was ideal so it was very enjoyable

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