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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is more than just an accommodation - which I had not realized when I was booking this. I found out after going there. You learn so much about how and why this place started, how significant the peace message in Hiroshima is. Bernd and Maggie are just exceptional people. We got to speak to them at breakfast and they...

2Thank rtia
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2015

WFC Is a non-profit organisation that doubles as a cosy homestay. It is managed by a couple of American volunteers who change every few years. The location is quiet: about 20 minutes walk from the Peace Park. Guests sleep on futons in private rooms with tatami floors. The sole bathroom is shared by all guests. The highly competitive room rates...

2Thank beijingduck
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2015

When we arrived we were immediately invited to a Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) talk, and then managed to be taken on a tour of the Peace Park organised by them soon afterwards. Both speaker and guide were incredible and we got a superb grounding in the history and horror of this pivotal 20th Century event. The place itself is clean,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The hotel is a 15 minute walk or a short tram ride from the museum and city centre. The staff were very warm, welcoming and helpful. There are many English-speaking staff available, provide great meals, and are very knowledgeable about the attractions and other tourist activities in the city. The centre is also an important place for peace advocacy in...

1Thank abmohan
Reviewed 13 September 2015

It is a small hostel with a big mission. Facilities are perfect - Japanese style rooms, air con, wi fi, comfortable futons, laundry, common area with a very rich library, breakfast included. But the most important - if booked in advance, you can get in touch with survivors, you an get additional insight in the atomic bomb impact and in...

2Thank Wantula
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I went to Japan for 16 days and this was the most memorable experience. It is like staying at a relatives house, you have your own room but share the bathroom. The hosts are very accommodating and kind, helping you with whatever you need. What makes this place the tops however is the connection you receive by talking with the...

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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay at the world friendship centre for two nights on our visit to Hiroshima. The place was so clean and one of the best sleeps we've had in japan! The location was brilliant, close to the peace park and good local restaurants. We thought the best thing about it was meeting the directors, Richard and Xinia,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights this week and had a great experience. More like a b&b in someone's home, we were made to feel very welcome. The best part was the opportunity to engage with their local volunteers and experience a peace tour and hear a story from a-bomb survivor. Such a privilege - thank you.

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Ann Arbor
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Hiroshima, especially if you are interested in peace work and in Japanese culture. (Why would you come to Hiroshima if you are not?) Richard and Xinia do everything to make their guests' stay both enjoyable and educational. They even helped me get tickets to a baseball game, which was tremendous fun....

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 March 2015

My daughter and I recently drove to Hiroshima to site see and explore the city. We stayed for 2 nights at the World Friendship Center where Our hosts, Xenia and Richard were so gracious and accommodating. The location is perfect for exploring the World Peace Garden. Xenia and Richard set up a personal meeting to hear the testimony of an...

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Center for Peace Education. Free talks with Hibakusha *A-bomb survivors are included. Free tours in the Peace Park are included. Western style breakfast is included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about World Friendship Center

Address: 8-10 Higashikannonmachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0032, Hiroshima Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
World Friendship Center Hiroshima
World Friendship Center Hotel Hiroshima
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“Correspondence is through email and make sure to come with cash for the room.”
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“This is not a hotel. This is more like a bed & breakfast. You come here for the experience!!”
 of 5 bubbles monicaluvs2fly, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles elizabethcF9290ZO, 23 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are only a few rooms here so book in early if you'd like to stay.”
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