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World Friendship Center

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for three nights at the center with our hosts Bernd and Maggie, as well as two interns who helped to make our stay pleasurable and very interesting. We toured the Memorial Park and learned much about the first atomic bomb dropped by the Americans on August 6, 1945, which devastated the centrum of Hiroshima. The report of one...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great simple, quiet and pieceful guesthouse! Who ever wants to face the terrible time of the atom bomb and still have good time in Hiroshima should go there. The hosts are very friendly and you'll have breakfast with them at 8am and you sleep in a original Japanese way (on a futon mattress on a tatami floor).

1Thank danielkP6993AY
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The idea of this center is to spread the word about the danger and horror of nuclear weapons. We had the chance to talk to a hibaksha (a-bomb survivor) and get a tour through the peace park. The location of the accomodation isn't right in the center of the city but not hard to find with the information provided. The...

1Thank Franziska Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 22 November 2016

World Friendship Center offers comfortable accomodation, good breakfast, friendly staff and the opportunity to know more about what happened in Hiroshima and hear about it from survivors of the A bomb. Their peace park tour is also great.

1Thank raqz
Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spent 3 nights at WFC. Excellent hospitality from Maggie and Bernd which included maps, eating out suggestions and local site-seeing recommendations. Tatami room was basic but perfect for our needs. Comfortable common area. A bit of a walk (15 minutes) to local transportation but not a problem. Highlight of our visit, to both HIroshima and Japan, was a WFC organized...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 21 August 2016

On our already emotional trip to Hiroshima, it was a real pleasure to stay at WFC instead of a more conventional hotel or hostel. The directors are warm, friendly and passionate about honoring the vision of the Center's founder. It's a communal experience, where you can make pleasant conversations at breakfast with the directors and the other guests, read a...

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Sagamihara, Japan
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I spent 2 nights at the WFC and did both of the activities they offer, a talk given by a hibakusha and a guided tour of the Peace Park. The accommodation was very nice, my tatami room was, for 1 person, spacious with a comfortable futon and air-con. The talk was fascinating (as you'd expect) and well presented with a...

1Thank tonycoleman757
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience I am so pleased my friend and I stayed here. The hibaksuha talk is a must. This was an incredibly humbling experience and the lady who shared her story with us was an incredible woman. This was one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. Hotel/hostel is basic but cosy, great breakfast, simple...

1Thank laura p
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We - a family of four (2 kids, 2 adults) - just spent 2 nights at the WFC. The directors, Maggie and Bernd and warm, friendly and welcoming persons and helped us around (try the little Okonomiyaki restaurant next door!) The place itself feels homey and all guests have breakfast together which creates a nice atmosphere and provides a basis...

1Thank Gerhard B
Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 27 June 2016

When my husband and I planned our one day/night visit to Hiroshima and came across this location it seemed like the perfect opportunity to have the history rich experience we were looking for in the city. Admittedly we were a bit worried that the experience of hearing the Hibakusha's story would take the wind out of our fun vacation time...

2Thank Teresa L

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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.”
The_Destroyer, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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abmohan, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“This is not a hotel. This is more like a bed & breakfast. You come here for the experience!!”
monicaluvs2fly, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“A room at the rear.”
elizabethcF9290ZO, 23 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are only a few rooms here so book in early if you'd like to stay.”
heretoexplore, 3 May 2014 | Read review
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