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Address: Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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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 bubblesReviewed July 8, 2016
Canberra, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short but steep climb up from the harbour, the last section is by outdoor escalator. A hill top open air museum which shows you mansions from the Meiji era which belonged to former Western residents of Nagasaki. Beautiful panoramic views of the harbour and lovely landscaped gardens with ponds full of koi carp to admire. A tribute to Thomas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is not the best garden in Japan but gives an accurate feel for what life must have been like for those brave enough to start enterprises in the re-opening time when the Shogunate fell. I particularly liked the piped but discrete Scottish music wafting from the trees. Reading between the lines Glover's contribution to Japan was as a catalyst... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank WanderinHowie
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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