Glover Garden is located on Minami-Yamate hill in Nagasaki-city, Glover Garden has nine
Western style buildings including the Glover’s Residence built in 1863 by Japanese carpenter
Koyama Hidenoshin. The Glover Residence is Japan’s oldest wooden Western-style building
and is the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage registered in 2015 as Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution Site.
Glover’s arms-importing operations played an important part in the Meiji Restoration, he built the
first train line in Japan and he even helped establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.
Inside of the residence
Nagasaki harbor view from Glover Gargen
Golver Residence is generally believed to have been the scene of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly.
Inside the park is the life-size statue of the famous opera singer, Tamaki Miura, who received international
acclaim for her performance as Cho-Cho-san in Madam Butterfly.