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Glover Garden

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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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All reviews madame butterfly nagasaki harbour overlooking the harbour western style period furniture tea house performing arts nice view sunny day koi carp steep walk port area cruise ship interesting history entrance fee couple of hours shopping street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Escalators help with the steep walk to the top of the gardens, a novel way to start the visit. Gentle walk down pathways via interesting buildings with lots of history. Even in January the gardens had lots of flowers and were very well kept. Amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zanzizibar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We climbed up to the garden from the cruise port, it probably took twenty minutes. I was slightly disappointed with the garden but it may have been the time of year, January. There were pieces of faded plastic ivy too. It was more a collection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

To be honest, I wasnt very sure its worth the entrance fee...maybe we went on a day it was too hot! So the steep walk up was a bit of a killer. Definitely pretty but I think there are other places more worth going if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

The garden is beautiful. Recommend to visit here in the afternoon that you are able to see the day and night harbor view.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

As others have mentioned, you do need to walk up a rather steep incline to reach the garden. However, the effort is rewarded - there are escalators inside the exhibit which move you to the top. For December, the gardens were remarkable - filled with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully presented gardens but a bit of a hike to get to. Escalators help for part of the way but there is still a steep climb up and of cause down again

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

15 minutes walk from nearest tram stop. Offers a great view of Nagasaki city. Remember to visit the heritage house before you leave the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Nothing really interesting on a wet and cold day. The gardens were ordinary at best. Highlight for the kids were the cremia ice cream which could be found everywhere else.

Date of experience: December 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