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

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Here is very very great garden, full of history and natural here and such a nice view that you can see from here.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I enjoyed my visit there but also I could imagine that it would be more dull in winter to come here. A lot of flowers around making the place nice to be. Great view of the port and enjoy walking street up. There is also one yummy shashu bun(it's the bun with the fatty pork) on the way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

When we visited the Glover Garden, a good portion of it was fenced off due to some sort of restoration. We came to see in particular the Glover Residence which was still open so we were pretty happy. It was a great stroll around that lovely hilly area, and you will be treated to a great view of the city... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There is a lot to see and there are wonderful views of the city and port. I particularly like the escalators up the hill and the Glover Skyroad, which takes you up and down to the gardens themselves. There are many different kinds of buildings, which are well maintained. I took the tram from downtown and then you have a... More

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holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

great place to walk around and meet the Japanese. The buildings are very well maintained and the views on the bay are excellent. Especially the Madam Butterfly house and the Glover Residence is a must to see. Although it is located on a hill it is accessable for those who have problems with walking. The are escalators to conquer the... More

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