1,626 views
1

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

  Jan 10th, 2012

Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, overlooking Nagasaki Harbor. It was built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish entrepreneur who first came to Japan in 1859. He had good relations with various Samurai clans and assisted in toppling the Tokugawa Shogunate. He contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, as well as establishing the forerunner of Kirin Brewery. Glover House is the oldest Western style house surviving in Japan today.

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Former Mitsubishi dock house, Glover Garden

The Church next to Glover House

The Church next to Glover House

Lots of stairs to get to the top. Must have been a tough work 50 years ago

Lots of stairs to get to the top. Must have been a tough work 50 years ago

Looking out over the port area

Looking out over the port area

Old Glover House

Old Glover House

A cold day, but a nice view all the same

A cold day, but a nice view all the same

Out on the deck area

Out on the deck area

Tea in Glover Garden

Nagasaki mascot with my niece

Nagasaki mascot with my niece

Mountains all around

Mountains all around

How many powerful people must have set here and made important decisions

How many powerful people must have set here and made important decisions

Ship docks

Ship docks

The view from the top balcony

The view from the top balcony

Some of the clothing from a past era on display

Some of the clothing from a past era on display

One thought on “Glover Garden, Nagasaki”

  1. zoomingjapan says:

    Nagasaki is one of my favorite Japanese cities.
    I guess I don’t have the right to say that as I haven’t been to all of Japan yet, but I’m getting close to it.
    Clover Garden is a must-visit! The night view from up there is also beautiful.
    All the Catholic churches are great, too!
    There’s much more to Nagasaki then that, though!
    I also recommend Gunkanjima! You can start a tour from the port nearby Clover Garden! šŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

 

Latest Posts

 

Other Posts being Read

 

About shibuya246

To find out more about the story behind shibuya246 click on one of the pictures below.
In Shibuya Center gai
Shibuya Streets

Latest from Japan Blogs

Become a Member



mem: 48 Mb
db: 90 que, 0.946 secs