Nagasaki: Glover Garden

I had a fun morning at Glover Garden in Nagasaki before taking the boat to Hashima Island.

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Glover Garden is actually a collection of houses on a hill that were built for a Scottish man (Mr.Glover) and his friends who were involved in international trade from Japan to the world.

Very kindly they provide outdoor escalators to the top!

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There are some great views down the hill over the port from the top.

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The houses are open for you to stroll around in and most rooms look like they were left as they once were.

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It felt like I was walking around my grandmothers house.

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It said on information signs everywhere the houses were built in a typical British fashion, it wasn’t like any house we had ever seen in England though.

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Either way it was really nice!

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Some of the rooms had things you could take pictures with, like this desk.

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There were a lot of model ships around, and a display about Tamaki the opera singer, as Madame Butterfly was influenced by Glover Garden.

The most interesting thing I saw there was this…

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Apparently its the lion the Kirin beer logo was based off.

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The main Glover residence had a nice balcony and view from the front and a big Koi pond with lots of hungry fish.

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We had a lovely morning at Glover Garden, strolling around and taking lots of pictures. Id definitely go again.

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