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Glover Garden

8-1 Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-822-8223
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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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"madame butterfly"
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"overlooking the harbour"
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"western style"
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"nagasaki harbour"
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"dock house"
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"tea house"
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"nice view"
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"beautiful flowers"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These are gardens connected to the house of Thomas Glover. They are well worth a visit. Lovely plants and shrubs and wonderful views over the bay.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens here were probably the best we saw in Japan. Probably because they are western in style and so have nots of flowers. The garden is on a steep slope, but incorporates escalators so most people will find it accessible. Lots of historic buildings...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good walking shoes needed. Nice place but nothing spectacular. Day view is great. Get some castella cakes along the way.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

superbly laid out gardens and the old house of thomas glover..there is lot of climbing..the best way is get of at ishibashi tram stop.cross the road and take a elevator upto glover garden gate no.2..and then walk down the hill..very well laid out and full...More

Thank Rush401
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flower plantings and water features are awesome, but most of the houses have been stripped of any trappings of living and have displays that are in Japanese only. This had too many tourists at the time of visiting on a Saturday. This attraction is on...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice garden up a hill through a tourist trap street. Popular with school classes. Various old colonial type buildings as well as an old Mitsubishi building have found a place there. Apart from the latter all the buildings are in dire need of paint job.

Thank Fred W
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Walk-able from the cruise terminal (but up a picturesque steep hill with gift shops) we were surprised to find this quintessential English Colonial house within a spectacular English /Dutch garden with gorgeous anemones, tulips and lupins here in Japan. Thomas Glover (Scottish) influenced Japans` industrial...More

Thank kathy b
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

While the houses and gardens here are un-Japanese it is interesting to see how they brought home here. The old houses and sculptures are very beautiful but a little sad as well.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Our first day in Nagasaki, 25th April 2018, and we were looking forward to the next feature of our Japan Flower Tour. Glover Gardens, rated highly by some others reviewers. It's about a 20-30 min stroll from the station, or you could catch a tram...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Extremely well organized and interesting experience. Highly recommended. Excellent views, great historical reconstructions, magic atmosphere.

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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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