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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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  • This was a foreign settlement with an industrial connection. It was a piece of Japanese history that is not popularly known. Well worth a visit for anyone who has a liking for Japanese history.  more »
  • These gardens and historic houses are a short distance away from the cruise ship terminal and the walk is both pleasant and quite easy. Using the Oura Church steeple as your navigational guide for the...  more »
  • I visited this garden many times to take a leisurely stroll alone or with friends. You have a beautiful view over the harbor and the green in the park is very nice and relaxing. You can take an elevat...  more »
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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.
  • “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.
  • It was a good view and a nice garden, but if you're coming from Europe, it might not be so interesting...