Glover Garden
グラバー園 (Guraba En)

The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings

The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings

Glover Garden is situated on the southern slope of a mountain, ensuring that the garden's flowers can be enjoyed in full bloom throughout the year. This excellent vantage point offers a superb and extensive view of Nagasaki Harbor. The gardens feature the former Glover Residence, which, in addition to the gardens, was donated to the city of Nagasaki in 1957 by the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and opened to the public. Eventually, six other Western-style residences from the Meiji era that had been built throughout the city were dismantled, moved, reconstructed and restored as important national cultural properties on this site of former foreign settlements. They joined the former Glover Residence, the former Ringer Residence, and the former Alt Residence on the site. All these buildings now form Glover Garden.

Inside the gardens, one can tour the Thomas B. Glover Residence, Japan's oldest wooden Western-style residence. Through his trading businesses, Glover contributed much to Japan's modernization. The gardens, in addition to revealing the living circumstances of Nagasaki's foreign residents during what is known as "the period of foreign settlement," also display an abundance of fascinating natural beauty. Now all can view the same scenery, and relax in the same gentle breezes, enjoyed by these renowned historical personages.

  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings
  • The elegance of the period of foreign settlement, nestled in picturesque surroundings

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Basic Information

Address 8-1 Minami-yamate-machi
Website http://www.glover-garden.jp/foreign/english.html
Days Closed for Business 08:00-18:00 (Evening garden viewings offered in summer.)
Open 7 days a week throughout the year.
Price Adults: \600, Aged 15-17: \300, Aged 6-14: \180
Directions5 minutes’ walk from Ouratenshudo-Shita Streetcar Stop