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Glover Garden

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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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Nice garden, pretty

Although it was fairly a hot day that we paid this visit, I have to say this is a big size garden and pretty. Spend your time slowly, not in a rush, enjoy the view step by step... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynette0708
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Shanghai, China
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I found it nothing new, and nothing special either. Every exibitions, materials, and the points were no more than stereotypical forms. And it is expensive. But the view is quite impressive.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thomas Glover came to Nagasaki from Scotland and built his house in 1863. Nagasaki then was a vibrant city with merchants from all over the World as it was the only gateway to the West. This area became Glover Garden

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it was fairly a hot day that we paid this visit, I have to say this is a big size garden and pretty. Spend your time slowly, not in a rush, enjoy the view step by step, try their costume and take photos. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well kept beautiful garden with historical buildings with a great panorama of the Nagasaki harbour.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did my homework having seen some posters at UCL of the "Japanese 5" a few years back. I thought TB Glover was maybe just a gun runner making margin for yon Solway Firth trading house. Well, he was much more wasn't he...and you can read between the lines of the display text. Established his own shipping line; bankrupted himself... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to this garden. Our last visit was a bit rush few years ago. This time we spent few hours went round the garden and visited the charming houses previously owned by the British on top of the hill, nice view. The houses still in good conditions except the house for Mr Glover, a bit run... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a steep walk from the streetcar stop, but once you get to the gardens there are numerous escalators to take you to the top. Make sure to visit the house and take in the view of the harbour. We went just as the sun was going down and the view was spectacular. About halfway down there was a sitting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this. The gardens are spread up a hill overlooking the harbour. There are escalators to the top but still some stairs. From the top you walk down paths and visit the various homes that belonged to foreign residents. There are a couple of cafes along the way. You can reach the gardens by streetcar followed by a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 July 19, 2016 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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