In the area of Nagasaki, situated is the Glover Garden. It is exactly located on the hill where the Western merchants settle down after the end of Japan's era of seclusion.
It is a collection of western-style houses and buildings around the house of the Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover. The grounds of the garden also offers a view of the Nagasaki Bay and the entire city.
Houses that is situated here includes; the Glover House, the house of Thomas Blake Glover that is built in 1863; The Ringer House, the house of Frederick Ringer, a British businessman; The Alt House, a wooden home built for William Alt who introduced Japanese green tea to the world through his business; Lastly, Walker House, the house of Robert Neill Walker, a businessman from England.
Other attraction in Glover Garden are the Statue of Tamaki Miura, The stone Old Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Building, Museum of Traditional Performing Arts, 300-year-old Sago palm.
Take Shokakuji-shita from Nagasaki Eki-mae to Tsuki-machi. Then, transfer to Ishi-bashi and take the tram to either Oura Tenshudo-shita or Ishi-bashi. From there, the garden is just a 5-8-minute walk away.
The garden opens at 8:00 to 18:00.
NOTE: Closing may depend on seasons.
No closing days.
Standard fee is 610 Yen.
The admission fee for the Museum of Traditional Performing Arts is included in the admission fee.
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