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Glover Garden

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“western style”(20 reviews)
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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8-1 Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-8223
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been here many years ago and what stuck in my mind were the magnificent views of Nagasaki Bay. Returning now with my wife on a beautiful spring day, we found them just as breath-taking as ever. Spectacular natural view coupled with enough ships...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The title says it all for the foreseeable future the Glover House is closed for renovation, We found that there was little in the way of what you would expect from formal gardens, it has to be said that you need to be quite fit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank m0by147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glover House is an open air museum, the oldest Western-style wooden building in Japan. It is located on the hill of Minami- Yamatemachi, Nagasaki City. The historical buildings offers nice views of the city, a beautiful garden, and the overlooking harbor, including some of Nagasaki's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At this time of the year there was a wide variety of flowers blooming. Cherry blossoms were in abundance. Plenty of greenery and the views were to die for. Very peaceful & pretty place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mkyap2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They get you to the top of the hill on a couple of escalators and then having recovered from the climb as there are more hills and steps than escalators, you’ve made it for the view. It’s worth it and a must do as the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Donald M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the best place to be in Nagasaki, a must see attraction besides the Atom Bomb Hypocentre, The Atom Bomb Memorial Park and the Museum. In Glover Garden the view over the harbour and the city of Nagasaki is impressive. There are imposing colonial buildings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BengJYT
Reviewed February 26, 2019

it is a huge complex and you can spend few hours there is you are interested in history. there are several houses and buildings to explore and get the feel of life back in those days. it has a very beautiful view of the port...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shahrul79
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Amazing house and garden on the slopes overlooking Nagasaki harbour. Use the Skyway lift to start your visit at the top of the hill, and gradually work your way down. There is a very interesting coffee shop located about half way down the garden.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sooty P
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A wonderful place, not just the views and architecture, but also the gardens. Real gardens with flowers that smell. Not like the "plastic" fake feeling Japanese gardens. Also the love story of a non-Japanese with a Japanese and the business itself of trade with Japan....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elads
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Well worth the visit. We spent hours here walking around the lovely gardens, interesting buildings, having coffee and ice cream and sitting admiring the view. We left from the other side of the gardens and took the lift down and wondered around the ditch slope...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Andrea M
December 7, 2016|
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Response from Patapoufatoufc | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, we were there approx 2hrs but really could've happily stayed longer. We were only in Nagasaki for the day (cruise) and spent longer than we anticipated at the Peace Garden & museum area on the opposite side of the... More
March 26, 2016|
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Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both . Definitely you don't need a tour guide . It's not too far away from the cruise terminal. Grab a taxi and you should be there within 15 minutes . When you are done with it and if the weather permits, you can... More