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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

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Glover Garden shows off an array of Western-style homes that once belonged to the area's foreign residents. The latter half of the 19th century saw the country's age of isolation ended, as trade reopened with Europe and North America. Explore the open-air museum and you'll see the luxurious mansions and residences of railroad tycoons, merchants, and other foreigners who once lived here. Don't miss the home of industrialist Andrew Glover--the building blends Japanese and Western architecture and offers a sweeping view of the city harbor. Our Nagasaki family vacation planner makes visiting Glover Garden and other Nagasaki attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Something in the years lost plant, which is renovierungsbedürfig. The institution is usually "zusammengestoppelt together". For Europeans not a highlight. Only the view is beautiful.
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  • With good views from the top of Glover's House is good to 懐古 while visiting. However I think you should visit on a sunny day.
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  • Make it easy with escalator views, see the shipyard and mount inasa. Garden pond has a lot of big carp bait well and come with mouth and bareback is quite powerful. I think it is worth to visit as the Nagasaki tourist attractions one can admire the historic buildings and beautiful gardens.
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  • “Great insight into Thomas Blake Glover” The gardens are a great way to spend a couple of hours, you can visit the old houses where Glover and his associates lived and enjoy the spectacular views of Nagasaki Port, it's important that we as society have and keep these historic places as they are a very important part of history and in this case Japanese history. Well worth the visit.
  • Interesting place with lots of pretty souvenirs and a lovely garden. You can even buy koi(carp) feed to feed the carps in the pond but the pigeons will try to snatch the feed from you anyway. I got frustrated so I just dumped the feed to the koi after a minute or so. The neighborhood is also quite a nice walk with explanations and notices about the festivals in Nagasaki everywhere. Nagasaki has a lot of places to see including the old Dutch district buildings and the Chinatown and this garden is a bit away from the downtown area, but I think it's worth your time to come here.
  • A must-see place in Nagasaki. A great harbor views and antique western buildings. This was one of the important places where East met West in Japan. Someday I want to visit this beautiful garden again.
  • A nice open air museum with buildings from the Meiji period. Many of the them are former residences from the foreign settlement and are a mix of Japanese and European building styles. The main attraction of the park is the house of Thomas Blake Glover, a famous Scottish merchant from the Bakamatsu and Meiji periods.
  • This garden was very serene and beautiful. It's built on a hill, so be prepared to hike up and then slowly make your way down. The shops on the way there sell so many different Castella (Nagasaki famous) that you must try. I would return here in the spring when it's warmer.