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Nagasaki is full of Western influences but one of the most beautiful examples is Glover Garden. This garden, full of English merchant houses, lies on a hill with stunning views over Nagasaki. The garden is named after Thomas Glover, a Scottish merchant who settled in Nagasaki in 1859.
Glover came to Nagasaki to lead the newly opened British trading post there, but shortly afterwards he also set up his own company: Glover and Co. In addition, he was involved in founding various companies that would later form the basis for the large multinational Mitsubishi and the Kirin Brewery Company. In 1863, he built the Glover House on Minami-Yamate hill, with its sweeping view over the large bay of Nagasaki.