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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

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Garden Historic Site
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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  • These gardens have we visited with our guide on the hottest day of our trip. Some buildings have air conditioning but at most you walk in the heat. It's nice to walk but with a detailed explanation soon becomes boring. The gardens are beautifully kept, some buildings could use a lick of paint.
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  • Nice for Scots and Englishmen who ff want to look how their compatriots there have set up the business and amassed their wealth. Little OLE stuff. Buildings must have substantial maintenance. However, the view is breathtaking ... So quickly do for ff and again by
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  • Because the sea of Nagasaki was beautiful and relaxing. I'd enjoy building those who are interested in the old Western-style buildings, children have little concern that the. CARP on pellets was able to do so than building seems happy there. In July, we were doing beer was special was disappointing.
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  • Beautiful place with incredible history and architecture. The view of the city was amazing. The carp in the pond provided a colourful distraction. Even with all the big groups of tourists from many different countries we never felt crowded or rushed. Highly recommend as a place to explore at a slow and easy pace and learn somwthing new about the amazing history of Nagasaki and the influence of one or two foreigners on the history of Japan.
  • Nice place to visit and wander around if you like the old British colonial style. I found it quite nice to just relax and find out the story behind the people who lived there.
  • Historical residence of Thomas Glover, an influential gaijin in the olden days, responsible for Nagasaki's business development. It's a nice place for sightseeing, with a panoramic view of Nagasaki City.
  • “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.

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Where to stay in Nagasaki

Across the hills of Nagasaki you'll find a welcome number of places to stay, and a welcome degree of variation between them. Look around the main train station for the greatest number of options, with high-rise blocks containing hotels both basic and luxury. Following the train line both north and south of this central area, guesthouses and hostels crowd around the stations, and clusters of modern hotels mark out popular commercial districts. Rental apartments throughout the city provide a good budget-friendly option for those planning on staying for a little while.
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