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Address: 8-1 Minami-yamatemachi, Nagasaki 850-0931, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 92-822-8223
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This open air museum consists of nine Western-style homes built between...

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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Tranquil, even with the crowds

A short walk from the Ishibashi tram stop is an elevator whisking you up to a beautiful spot overlooking the Nagasaki harbour. The Glover Gardens is a large area encompassing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short walk from the Ishibashi tram stop is an elevator whisking you up to a beautiful spot overlooking the Nagasaki harbour. The Glover Gardens is a large area encompassing several buildings constructed in the 1800s and immaculate gardens in European and Japanese styles, named after Thomas Glover, a Scottish merchant. The gardens are an interesting counterpoint to the industrial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful garden with nice western style houses. A garden dedicated to local history. The views are amazing and there are several good observation spots.

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in summer. Very hot day. But it worth the effort to go up to the top as the scenary is just awesome. Lots of tree and plants. Definitely a good place for photo shooting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my time here. The buildings there were fascinating, both the originals and the buildings brought from elsewhere. Great views of the water, and really helps with understanding Nagasaki's diverse history through this British influence. I seem to remember that this was the family who brought beer to Japan and founded Kirin!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found it interesting to see the Western style houses, which you can look from the inside as well. Even if you don't know that much about Glover, Ringer, Walker, etc, it is still worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical location in Nagasaki that relates another part of this city’s history. You will get to visit houses and gardens that were spare from the atomic bombing. Funny fact, locals will rent historic outfit and will walk around in the gardens, it is making this place even more beautiful. Quite easy access from the city (port area), you will have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting my daughter in Osaka, we made a side trip to Nagasaki and visited the lovely Glover House and Gardens. A must-do part of a visit to Nagasaki.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really disappointed with the place. We spent half an hour and cost JPY 650. If you expect to see flowers like me, you will be disappointed. It is a small place, few flowers, some architectural that I didn't appreciate. The only sight that I appreciated was the harbor view.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Nagasaki for sightseeing, you should come here ! There are historical European houses.There are the oldest European wood architectures. These are so beautiful awesome garden. I'm sure that you can take many good photos of these :) There is also photo studio for lent old dresses for women! You can lent the dress for 30 minutes for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I know Nagasaki is not a setting in any of the Ghibli films, but you can't shake the Ghibli-feeling off when visiting the Glover Garden. It is literally a hill with old-style western houses, overlooking the bay of Nagasaki. The scenery is extraordinary. It's like a walk to the past. The Garden has many levels and there are a long... More 

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