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Kyushu Sights

Glover Garden

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

Updated 09/20/2013

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This garden contains an impressive assortment of 19th-century Western houses. Greco-Roman porticos and arches, wooden verandas, and other random elements of European architecture adorn these houses, 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. Take Streetcar 5 to Oura Tenshudo-shita and follow the signs.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • ¥600
  • Apr. 27–May 5, July 19–Oct. 9, daily 8–9:30; Dec. 22–25, daily 8–9; all other dates, daily 8–6

Updated 09/20/2013


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