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Former Glover Residence

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Address: Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Can you find the hidden room?

The Glover residence is found in the Glover gardens with a number of 19th century buildings influenced by their European occupants. The Glover House, unlike others has no main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Glover residence is found in the Glover gardens with a number of 19th century buildings influenced by their European occupants. The Glover House, unlike others has no main entrance or front door with most rooms having doors to the outside and to the interior of the house. Glover came to Nagasaki and became a successful trader following the Meji... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It was quite a grey day when we went, but we really enjoyed wandering around and seeing people dressed up in traditional garments. You should spend at least a couple of hours there and see the houses and all the different plants and flowers there. On a sunny day I am sure it is really beautiful.

Thank Jo S
Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The gardens itself are not as great as the ones that you see in Europe, but it is the history behind the place that makes it very interesting. It's amazing how one man, who's not even Japanese, could make a great impact on the history of the country. A must see for all history buffs!

Thank GalaMundo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Some displays are looking a little tired, but the views and the garden make this a worthwhile visit whilst viewing Glover Garden.

Thank cravingescape
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This entire garden area, the buildings it is comprised of and the food and shopping occupied nearly a whole day for us. Much more to do than we had imagined so budget accordingly.

Thank Tokyo Shirokuma
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Having been born and bred in Fraserburgh this visit was a must and not a disappointing one. Good insight into how the Scots and Fraserburgh in particular had a hand in shaping the future of the Far East

Thank Graham M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Part of paying the grover garden entrance of 610yen is the former Glover residents. Built in 1863, this is the oldest western style house in Japan. Inside the house are artifacts and antiques that depict that time.

Thank jdchua521
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Part of the trip to Glover Garden. On its own it is not as impressive as the site as a whole, but certainly worth looking over. Some good interior rooms and informative plaques relate an important part of Nakasaki history. For another completely different slant on this, I recommend you read David Mitchell's novel "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Look, I have visted the Glover Residence before and I was rushed so I did not get into the house itself. The gardens at the time were beautiful. This time I visited the insode of the home and it is.....at best a disgrace. I don't know who is responsible but it is dusty, falling apart and would probably make Mr... More 

Thank Grant T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Glover gardens gives a good idea of some of the history of Nagasaki that has nothing to do with the atomic bomb. It's also very pretty. To get to Glover Gardens you pass through a particularly touristy area which is interesting in itself. I'm pleased I visited this place.

Thank Beltedcow

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