Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, Japan built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish merchant who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, and other fields. In it stands the Glover Residence, the oldest Western style house surviving in Japan and Nagasaki's foremost tourist attraction.
It is located on the Minamiyamate hillside overlooking Nagasaki harbor. It was built by Hidenoshin Koyama of Amakusa island and completed in 1863. It has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset. As the house and its surroundings are reminiscent of Puccini's opera, it is also known as the "Madame Butterfly House." Statues of Puccini and diva Miura Tamaki, famed for her role as Cio-Cio-san, stand in the park near the house. This house was also the venue of Glover's meetings with rebel samurai particularly from the Chōshū and Satsuma domains.
Generally: 8 am - 6 pm (The front desk closes 20 minutes before the rest of the park)
Apr 24-May 5, July 17-Oct 9:
8 am - 9:30 pm
Oct 23-29, Oct 31-Nov 2, Nov 4, 5, 7-17, 19, Nov 21-Dec 3, Dec 5-10, 12-21, 26, 27:
8 am - 8 pm
8 am - 9 pm
Adult: 610 JPY
High school students: 300 JPY
Elementary/junior high school students: 180 JPY
Groups of 15+ people have additional discounts available - please refer to the official website for more information.