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.

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Notice from Nagasaki City:
Construction Work for the Maintenance and Preservation of the World Heritage Site “The Glover House and Office” (Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property)

Construction period: January 2019 – November 2020 (estimated period)
For detail, please see attached PDF file.

 

  • 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/english
Days Closed for Business 08:00-18:00 (Evening times change depending on season)
Open 7 days a week throughout the year.
Price Adult : JPY610
High school student : JPY300
Middle and Elementary school student : JPY180
Directions5 minutes’ walk from Ouratenshudo-Shita Streetcar Stop