We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
124
All photos (124)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“left hand”(4 reviews)
“closed eyes”(3 reviews)
“north end”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
30°
23°
Aug
27°
20°
Sep
22°
15°
Oct
Contact
Matsuyamamachi, Nagasaki 850-0001, Nagasaki Prefecture
Website
+81 95-829-1171
Reviews (207)
Filter reviews
53 results
Traveller rating
24
23
5
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
24
23
5
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsleft handclosed eyesnorth endatomic bombnuclear weaponssymbolismmeditationmeaningthreatskyarmvictimsideologyhorrorpeaceprayerrepose
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a very big statue, the biggest in Peace park. It's moving to stand their quietly and reflect on what happened here over 70 years ago

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the biggest of many statues in the Peace Park. It has a powerful meaning. It depicts a man with his right arm pointing to the sky to indicate the continued threat of nuclear destruction. The man’s eyes are closed in prayer for those...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very powerful messages expressed by this statue ! It may not be the prettiest statue within the Park but it is surely the most expressive . The picture provides a good explanation of the symbols !

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The statue is the center of park and seems very popular. It's interesting due to its size and what it symbolizes.

Thank Vieltraveller
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Situated at the Peace Parks north end represents a mixture of eastern and western Art, Ideology and Religion. The Statue is a striking 10 metre high monument dedicated to the victims of the Atomic Bomb explosion on the 9th of August 1945. It is an...More

2  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This statue dominates the peace park as you enter via the escalator at the other end of the peace park, its pose symbolising unity, both strength and peace in the face of the nuclear threat.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Peace Memorial Statue is a symbolic statue and you need to understand the meaning of the hands and the eyes.

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Strong imagery. My interpretation of the statue is a little different from the artist in that I think it might be great to locate this in the hypocenter indicating the position of the dropped bomb (hand pointing upwards) and the flattening of the land (hand...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Cannot miss it. Large and impressive. To the left is a shrine containing the cremains of unidentified victims of the bombing. Sobering.

Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This statue was paid for by the Japanese people who wanted to remember the dead and look to the future. The arms signify pointing to where the bomb came from (up) and outstretched arm for eternal peace, his eyes closed to remember the dead, one...More

Thank Linda_Laleston
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Peace Memorial Statue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines