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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
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All reviews nagasaki harbour western style tea house an open air museum sunny day nice view second half steep walk port area few hours interesting history couple of hours catholic church well worth the visit glover hill homes
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Reviewed yesterday

The Glover House and ancillary buildings are interesting, but the attractions for us were the beautiful grounds and great views of the city and harbor. Excellent escalator system.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 1 week ago

glover family residence with gardens and koi pond in side on a steep hill. take a cab up if walking a issue. then enjoy shops when finished and walk down hill to catch street car back to city. really nice gardens. saw Japanese couple doing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank thomas c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A park on a steep hill, with open air escalators! What’s not to like, National Trust should fit them in Lyme Park. 😀 However a really interesting place set on a hillside overlooking the city of Nagasaki, close to the cruise ship terminal. Lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those of you who don't know, Glover Garden is an open air museum in Nagasaki that exhibits mansions of several of the city's former foreign residents and related buildings. It is located on the hill where Western merchants settled down after the end of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank feelfukuokajapan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glover Garden is a hillside garden/museum in the center of Nagasaki. Some of the more famous homes of Nagasaki's notable European residents during the Meiji era were broken down at their original locations and reassembled here. It's a great place to learn about some of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Went as part Inspiring Vacations tour .Consists of picturesque garden and western style house uncommon to this day

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

The Glover gardens are a collection of buildings from around Nagasaki. You can walk through them and see the history of Nagasaki when the Dutch were there. The best part was the well maintained gardens and the views of the harbour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Craig R
Reviewed May 30, 2019

I had seen pictures of Glover House many times and was excited to visit for the first time. I didn’t know until this visit that Glover Garden was an open-air museum with many buildings from the same period as Glover House. I had always thought...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Honestly I found this garden absolutely overrated and really not that great. Considering you can walk down a suburban street in Japan and come across a stunning garden, it paled in comparison. Nice, worth the money if you are particularly interested rather in the history...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank missjillimariee
Reviewed May 19, 2019

The gardens are beautiful along with the history of the area. The original homes have been maintained. The views from here are wonderful too. Allow yourself approx 2 hours or more to go through this site. Very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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bradydermot
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
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