Glover Gardens are named so because of a wealthy Scottish man by the name of Thomas Glover who built his residence on the ... More
Glover Gardens are named so because of a wealthy Scottish man by the name of Thomas Glover who built his residence on the property in 1863. His residence is the oldest wooden building of western design in Japan, and it is considered an "important cultural asset" by the Japanese government. Within Glover Gardens are numerous other buildings—a total of nine—which were the residences of other Western families. The ground area comprises over 30,000 square feet and is quite attractive. The views of Nagasaki City to the north are also noteworthy. Come September, the gardens is one of several hosts of the Nagasaki Settlement Festival . If you're lucky enough to visit Nagasaki in December, the Glover Garden Winter Festival lights up the foliage in splendid fashion. Check website for varying dates.
A sprawling sanctuary with one of the largest zoos in Asia, botanical gardens, and an amusement park, established before World
War II, the zoo has an impressive pedigree. Traditional favorites include lions, tigers and bears as well as elephants ...
The Garden of Fine Art situated adjacent to the north entrance of Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens seeks to introduce the
work of classical artists to a new audience in a modernistic outdoor setting. Billed as 'The first garden of ...
This museum is a certain destination for those visiting Nagasaki for the first time. It almost seems inconceivable that someone
could have been to Nagasaki and not have visited this historic, educational and ultimately heart breaking place. It is ...