Glover Garden, located at the top of Minami-Yamate hill, was the settlement area for foreign merchants who came to Nagasaki during the Edo Period. Glover Garden provides a serene environment where tourists get to explore the history of Thomas Blake Glover. This land and the house he built on it in 1863 served as his residence and has thus been given the name, Glover Garden. Glover Garden memorializes the history of Glover’s Settlement Era and the role he and other merchants played in the opening of the Port of Nagasaki. The park showcases the artifacts that have been preserved from this time including the houses and land of the merchants. The garden embraces modern technology by providing iPads and Voice Pens that help guide and assist foreigners as they make their way through the historical park.There are cafes, benches and tables, and wonderful viewpoints of Nagasaki that one can enjoy while exploring the garden. Glover Garden opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. all year round. Admission fees range from 140yen to 620yen based on your age and how many people are in your group. Additionally, admission is free for individuals with disabilities.
- 8-1 Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki, 850-0931
The closest tram station is the Oura Cathedral Station. From there it is an eight-minute walk to Glover Garden.
- 8:30AM-6PM All year round including weekends and holidays
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