Glover Garden, Nagasaki
In the Edo period, Nagasaki which was the exotic port town uniquely having been opened overseas in Japan. In this town, the new world heritage was born in 2015. The “old Glover residence” in the sightseeing spot “Glover Garden” representing Nagasaki. It is a semi-Western beautiful European-style building loved also in the name of “Glover’s House.”
In the garden, travelator and an escalator were established for the geographical feature of the slope peculiar to Nagasaki. A fountain installed in the wall and the excursion road by the stone pavement, and it is loved by many people as the sightseeing spot which is full of exotic mood. More than 1 million tourists visit here every year.
Thomas Blake Glover, who built “old Glover residence”, was the British merchant who came to Japan in the end-of-Edo-Period when he was young. In fact, Glover who accomplished goods by a coal mine shaft or the iron industry was also an arms merchant. It is said that Glover interchanges with many noble-minded patriots, such as Ryoma Sakamoto and Shojiro Goto, and supported them from the shadows.
Glover’s residence was built in 1863. As the oldest existing wooden Western style residence in Japan, it was designated as the important cultural property of Japan in 1961.
It was also registered to the world heritage in 2015 as one of the composition property of “the modernization industrial heritage group of Kyushu and Yamaguchi.” Glover’s residence full of the exotic atmosphere, which can also be said to be the symbol of Nagasaki, will serve as an existence which will attract attention increasingly from now on.
Nagasaki Port, the rich green mountains including the Mt. Inasa, cityscape full of the exoticism. It is the exceptional view spot where great men were charmed.
The large revolution of Japanese history, the Meiji Restoration. The Glover residence, which became the stage supported energetic patriots in a shadow as a weapon merchant, is the unmissable spot full of end-of-Edo-Period romance for Japanese history fan.
|Address:||Minamiyamatemachi 8-8-1 Nagasaki, Nagasaki 850-0931 Japan|
|Access:||Nagasaki Denki Kido-sen Line “Ouratenshudoshita-eki Station” (8 minutes walk)|
|Price:||610 yen (Adults)
300 yen (High school student)
180 yen (Elementary/Junior High School Student)