Nagasaki Traditional Performing Arts Museum


Inside Glover Garden, this museum has a display of the impressive dragons and boat-shaped floats used in the colourful Kunchi Matsuri, and a large-screen video gives you a sense of the spectacle. The museum is the last stop before you exit the garden.

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Nearby Nagasaki attractions

1. 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…

2. Madame Butterfly Statue

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Inside Glover Garden, this statue memorialises Japanese opera singer Tamaki Miura, who performed as Cio-Cio-san in Puccini's famous opera Madame Butterfly…

3. 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…

4. 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.

5. 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…

6. Ōura Cathedral


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…

7. 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.

8. 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…