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. To visit Glover Garden and get the most from your holiday in Nagasaki, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nagasaki trip maker .
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  • Quite busy with groups. I didn't mind the relatively high price, the gardens are nice and the history is very interesting - well it was to me, as a British person. The different houses are nicely main...  more »
  • Good views from the top of the Hill. Could stroll leisurely. See also luxury liner if the timing is right. Women heel and is hard going in hard shoes
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  • It is Glover Garden. The House of Thomas break grabber (Thomas Blake Glover). That sent the wind of modernization in Japan, a Scottish merchant. It is recommended.
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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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