Glover Garden (Former Glover House)

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This tourist facility features various historic Western-style buildings that were moved here and remodeled, with the crown jewel being the Glover House, Japan's oldest wooden Western-style building and which was erected here at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 2015, the Glover House was registered as one of the World Heritage Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining. The grounds are planted with numerous seasonal flowers such as rosebushes and bigleaf hydrangeas, providing visitors with colorful scenery year-round. The site also features a photo studio where visitors can take a commemorative picture wearing period clothing, as well as a coffee house offering a sweeping view of the harbor. Visitors are encouraged to make plenty of time and stroll the grounds leisurely.

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8:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:40)
* May change depending on the season
open everyday
[Admission fee] [Adult] 620yen [High school student] 310yen [Small, Junior high school students] 180yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available (Available only in specified locations)
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (Wheelchairs are not allowed in rainy weather)
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen [Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some tours in wheelchairs are not possible) * It is different from the usual course because there are stairs.
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (possible if you have a lead) * Pets are not allowed inside the building

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Great harbor views but gardens and buildings underwhelming
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.23
    I know this is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but neither the gardens nor the buildings are particularly spectacular. What is most interesting is the history of Glover and other foreigners in...
  • Discriminatory towards foreigners visitors who are disabled
    1.0 Reviewed : 2023.02.07
    A discounted ticket for disabled people is limited to Japanese visitors. It happened to me a very few times in Japan and three times only in Nagasaki and I find it discriminatory. The staff took a...
  • Historic and beautiful
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.01.27
    Very close to Oura Cathedral, this place is another must-see on a visit to Nagasaki. Even in winter, there is beautiful vegetation everywhere, some of it not endemic to Japan. In addition, there are...

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