Madame Butterfly Statue


Inside Glover Garden, this statue memorialises Japanese opera singer Tamaki Miura, who performed as Cio-Cio-san in Puccini's famous opera Madame Butterfly (the story took place here in Nagasaki).

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1. Walker House

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Walker House in Glover Garden is filled with artefacts donated by the Glover and Walker families. Look for both Japanese and Western design touches.

2. Ringer House

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A historic house in the hillside Glover Garden, this important cultural property has been in its original location since the 1860s. The first owner was a…

4. Glover House

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A Unesco World Heritage site and Japan's oldest wooden Western-style building, this house, and the garden around it, are named for Thomas Glover (1838…

5. Alt House

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Built in 1865, this is the largest of the several historic houses in the hillside Glover Garden and one of the few still in its original location.

6. Glover Garden

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Some two dozen former homes of the city's Meiji-period European residents and other important buildings have been reassembled in this beautifully…

7. Mitsubishi No 2 Dock Building

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This former dock house has been moved to the top of Glover Garden and offers great views, especially from the 2nd floor. Inside are displays about the…

8. Ōura Cathedral

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This hilltop church, Japan's oldest (1864), is dedicated to the 26 Christians who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597. The former seminary and bishop's…