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“Easy Walk from Downtown”
Review of Glover Garden

Glover Garden
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USD 125.52*
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Private Full-Day Nagasaki Tour by Public Transport
Ranked #5 of 292 things to do in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 30 November 2011

If you go I would suggest you take the Tram or just walk to the north back end of the park. There is a free lift that takes you up to the final elevation. By doing this you walk down through the park as opposed to walking up the entire way. Makes it a little easier.

Some of the buildings were interesting since they had period furniture and the settings were wonderful with the view out over the harbor. Was disappointed with the Japanese Garden there, very small and sparse.

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Layout of the place was quite well done. However what was strange to note is to read the background of the original owner of one of the old house and some pointers were blanked out. If they don't want others to know, then replace otherwise truth cannot be hidden. Maintenance of the houses are not in good shape and more should be done as they are interesting and informative.

Thank Lynn T
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

There is no doubt that Thomas Glover, a young Scotsman who moved to Nagasaki and married a Japanese industrial heiress, changed the course of Japan’s industrial and political history. The original Glover house on the hilltop is now part of a park. It is quite well preserved, and the photos and descriptive plaques are very informative. But perhaps a special museum section, with high-tech presentations, would do a better job of presenting this slice of pre- and post-Meiji history rather than the current attempt to weave the historical notes as part of the tour of Glover house. Nonetheless, this is an important Nagasaki landmark worth a visit. There are also gardens and water channels surrounding the Glover house.

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Reviewed 20 November 2011

This is where you can get a nice view of Nagasaki Port Town, where Japanese, Chinese and Western buildings are build at random on the hill, Mt. Inasa (Inasa Yama), and Mitsubishi Shipyard.

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Reviewed 25 October 2008

Highly overrated, expensive.

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