"To foster peace, one friend at a time."

World Friendship Center 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.

World Friendship Center has continued Barbara's vision of serving the Hiroshima community
and visitors to the city in a variety of ways.


History &


Activities held
at WFC


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A-Bomb Survivors'


WFC's Newsletter


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Jessica (USA)

April 2018

Staying here definitely adds to the experience of visiting Hiroshima.

Dannie and Barb were a wealth of knowledge and eager to share and give you as much (or as little) additional information as you want. What an honor to have the opportunity to hear a hibakusha tell his story! Only regret is that I couldn’t spend more time.

So glad to support the mission of this place by staying! Thank you again!

Michaela & Felix (Czech Republic & Germany)

April 2018

Cannot express sufficiently how much this meant for us. We’ll try to spread the message and hope that many will follow. Thanks for the intense experience.  

Bethany (UK)

April 2018

We felt so welcomed and comfortable at the WFC.
An interesting and thought provoking stay, a unique chance to learn more about Japan’s past and hear personal stories.
Thank you for this wonderful experience.

Amilie (Germany)

March 2018

Thank you for our lovely stay here in WFC!
We were very moved and touched by the hibakusha story as well as the wonderful Peace Park tour.
Thank you for making such experiences possible!

Susan & Len (USA)

November 2017

What a great way to learn the lessons of Hiroshima – by connecting with bomb survivors and people committed to nuclear disarmament. Plus, the hospitality was great and the accommodations comfortable. I would love to come back! Thank you, Barb & Dannie!

Latest News

Fun Time in English — February


Date: February 25, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen

Place: WFC


Let’s explore the story behind the recent smash hit, “In this Corner of the World”! We’ll watch a 20-minute English video detailing the making of the anime movie. We’ll follow that up with discussion on the movie’s setting in Hiroshima and Kure during World War ll.


Our second hour will involve a cooking demonstration and, of course, eating the finished product! Please join us!


Please tell us by February 22 if you plan to join us.


Fun Time in English — January


Let’s make marmalade together!!

Teacher: Jim Ronald

Date: January 28, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen

Place: WFC


We’ll make daidai (Seville orange) marmalade together- scooping, slicing, squeezing, boiling, bubbling, testing, and bottling. Then we’ll finish with English tea and marmalade on toast. And we’ll each take a jar home.


Please tell us by January 26th if you plan to join us.


Christmas Party at WFC



Christmas Party at WFC

Date & Time: December 17, 2016  1:00-3:00 pm

Place: at WFC  (living room)

Please bring something for the White elephant gift exchange

Join us in celebrating Christmas!!