We were a group of three German tourists to enjoy the astonishing hospitality of WFC. Although we only stayed for one night, the staff welcomed us like friends of the family, had breakfast prepared in a similar wonderful way and were generous in a way you could not expect from a hotel.
Hiroshima is a touching place to stay, the fate of the city does not leave you cold. It was wonderful to stay in the World Friendship Center and feel like – friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "To foster peace, one friend at a time." World Friendship Center (WFC)was founded by Barbara Reynolds on August 7th, 1965 (20 years after the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima) to provide a place where people from many nations can meet, share their experiences and reflect on peace. Barbara Reynolds had first come to Hiroshima in 1951 with her family while her husband, Earl, was engaged in research on the effects of radiation. Barbara became an advocate on behalf of Hibakusha (bomb survivors) and traveled the world advocating for the abolishment of nuclear weapons. The WFC continues to operate with volunteers who share her vision of peace. WFC can schedule Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) first-hand accounts of how their lives have been impacted by the Atomic bomb. WFC offers Peace Park tours with local English speaking volunteers. Overnight accommodation is available in traditional Japanese sleeping rooms on futons.; shared toilets and showers. Breakfast is provided. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- World Friendship Center Hiroshima
- World Friendship Center Hotel Hiroshima