Nagasaki’s representative tourist attraction “Glover Garden”. It is certified as a World Heritage Site, and the number of tourists is increasing.
In the “Glover Garden”, the six Meiji period Western-style buildings scattered around the city have been transferred and restored with Former Glover House, Former Ringer House, Former Alt House as the core.
Because of the topography of the slope unique to Nagasaki, a moving walkway and an escalator are established in the garden. There is a circuit style path by hekisen (a fountain installed in a wall of a building) and stone pavement in the garden, and it is familiar to many people as an exotic sightseeing spot. More than 1 million tourists visit each year.
Nagasaki Port, Inasa mountains and other green-fading mountains, the cityscape where people’s activities are felt. This is also a hidden view spot spreading out the scenery that the great men are fascinated.
Especially, the scenery from the veranda of the former Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipyard Second Dock House is a masterpiece. It is also recommended to take a view from Former Ringer House front yard and Former Glover House front, where the sound of the ship going through the harbor is coming soon.
In addition, flowers are arranged everywhere in the garden and you can enjoy the joy of loving flowers every season whenever you visit.
At night Glover Garden, you can enjoy a romantic atmosphere different from daytime. As a sightseeing in the evening, it opens at night from mid-July to early October, and the Western-style building including Former Glover House is lighted up.
Heartstone in the garden has “legend about love” such as “If you put hands on this stone with lover, you can be happy”, and “Love comes true if you touch this stone”, as a lover’s sacred spot, its popularity is rapidly increasing.
The sightseeing spot full of exotic mood
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.
Glover interchanges with many noble-minded patriots
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.
Registered to the world heritage in 2015
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.
The exceptional view spot where great men were charmed
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 unmissable spot full of end-of-Edo-Period romance for Japanese history fan
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.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|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)
Please refer the official web page.