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“Worth the hike up!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glover Garden

Glover Garden
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USD 629.06*
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Private Nagasaki Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Ranked #5 of 245 things to do in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence
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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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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worth the hike up!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Having an opera loving family, the Puccini exhibits with all kinds of Madame Butterfly artifacts were a bonus when we got to the top of the hill. There are interesting facts about the settlement of the area, with restored dutch homes. The gardens, ponds and views are wonderful. Be sure and stop for a cup of syphoned coffee and cake at the coffee shop, and enjoy the souvenir shops on the way down.

Visited October 2011
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
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  • Swedish first
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Nagasaki, Japan
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“So much history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Glover garden has many firsts for Japan, including the oldest western-style house and oldest bit of paved road (ok, that one's not exciting but interesting). It's actually very large, and takes a good hour + to walk around. Go on a sunny day, and it is a really lovely trip.

There isn't much in the way of English translations for many things, but the most important ones are there and you don't need it for most. It's just good to adsorb the feeling of how Mr. Glover lived in Japan where there really weren't many gaijin.

Entrance is free for foreign residents of Nagasaki I believe as well (or at least students).

Visited November 2011
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Jarfalla, Sweden
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Compact and atmospheric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We were surprisingly pleased with Glover Garden. We liked the huge carps in the pond at the top, the good views of Nagasaki Harbour and Glover House with bagpipe music outside to give it a Scottish touch for the Scot, Thomas Glover.

Visited December 2011
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Nagasaki, Japan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good for a stroll”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is a lovely historical setup for an evening stroll, quiet and beautiful. Located within Nagasaki city and is easily accessible by street car

Visited December 2011
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Surrey UK
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A little corner of old Empire in Japan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

The whole hill is worth a visit as there are numerous houses - reconstructed and original - that are worth seeing and experiencing life from over 100 years ago for the Europeans who were pioneers of their time.

Visited November 2011
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