Glover House and Office, Nagasaki

#4 of 111 in Historic Sites in Nagasaki
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled in lush gardens, Glover House and Office probably served as the inspiration for Puccini's "Madam Butterfly." Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover built the house in 1863, blending traditional Japanese architectural elements with Georgian-style exterior. Notice the structure's latticed arches, stone-floored verandas, French windows, and British chimneys mounted on a Japanese roof covered with demon-headed tiles. In the park, look for the statues of Puccini and Miura Tamaki, who played Madam Butterfly. To visit Glover House and Office on your holiday in Nagasaki, and find out what else Nagasaki has to offer, use our Nagasaki.
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  • Well worth a visit to Glover House and Gardens set on the side of a fairly steep hillside. Walking up is made easy with walking path and steps, or a number of escalators. The gardens are...  more »
  • I had read quite extensively about the life and times of Thomas Blake Glover so a visit while in Nagasaki was a must. Easy access by tram from the station or a good walk along the harbour front. Well....  more »

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