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The World Friendship Center offers accommodation for guests
who would like to learn about Hiroshima and the Japanese culture and take part in the peace program.

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    Hibakusha Stories

    With advance notice, WFC can schedule Hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) first-hand accounts of how their lives have been impacted by the Atomic bomb. As well as sharing their stories of August 6th, 1945 and the effect on their lives and those that they loved, many Hibakusha also offer their vision and work for peace and forgiveness. The Hibakusha story typically includes time for your personal questions and concerns.

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    Peace Park Personal Guided Tours

    Knowledgeable Japanese Volunteers from Hiroshima and the surrounding areas provide a personalized tour of the Peace Memorial Park, in English, for hundreds of WFC guests annually. This tour of the Peace Park includes the meaning and history of several select monuments located throughout the Peace Park. Your personalized tour is a perfect complement to a visit to the moving and informative Peace Memorial Museum (not included in the tour) and a first-hand account of the A-bombing of Hiroshima by an A-bomb survivor (Hibakusha).

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    Schmoe House Guide

    Floyd Schmoe was shocked and deeply pained by the dropping of the A-bomb on Hiroshima. He came to Hiroshima in 1949 to build houses for hibakusha with his own hands. The Schmoe House is the only one of these houses that remains today. 
    A Japanese volunteer provides a personalized tour of the Schmoe House in English. (Available Tuesday to Friday)

     

  • A-bomb Trees Tour

    The A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima burned and destroyed not only people, but also animals and plants. However, some trees that had been exposed to the A-bomb survived. These trees gave the people of Hiroshima hope and the courage to go on living.
    A Japanese volunteer gives guided tours of some of the A-bomb trees. (Available Monday to Friday)

The cost for the activities:

Hibakusha Story and the Peace Program together with accommodation is
3,900 Yen per person per day, children 6 to 11 half price.

1 week     5% discount
2 weeks  10% discount
More than 3 weeks  20% discount

If you are interested, please fill out the Accommodations Form below.

Hibakusha who share their experiences for the Peace Program

Chieko Ishihara

Setsuko Enya

Emiko Okada

Sadae Kasaoka

Kiyomi Kohno

Kiyoko Komeyoshi

Goro Nishida

Minoru Hataguchi

Soh Horie

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