Kyushu Sights

Glover Garden

  • 8–1 Minami Yamate-machi Map It
  • Nagasaki City
  • Museum Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This garden contains an impressive assortment of 19th-century Western houses. Greco-Roman porticoes and arches, wooden verandas, and other random elements of European architecture adorn the structures, which are often crowned with Japanese-style roofs. The main attraction is the 1863 mansion of Thomas Glover, a prominent Scottish merchant who introduced steam locomotives and industrialized coal mining to Japan. Escalators whisk you up the steep hillside to the gardens, where you can admire the views of Nagasaki and the harbor.

Sight Information


8–1 Minami Yamate-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki-ken, 850-0931, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥610
  • Late Apr.–early May and mid-July–early Oct., daily 8 am–8:30 pm; daily 8–6 rest of yr

Published 12/10/2015


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