"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


& Cost


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 — 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!!

Fun Time in English — November


Aruku, Aruku, Aruku:
The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Walk

Speaker: Ron Klein

Date: November 26, 2016

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen

Place: WFC Living Room


In February, 2016, Ron Klein and Frank Chance from America set out on the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage Walk of 1200 kilometers. This walk has been done by followers of Kobo Daishi of the Shingon Sect of Zen Buddhism for more than a thousand years. This slideshow will show the sights, people and food met along the way, as well as lessons learned from the experience.


Please tell us by November 24 if you plan to join us.

We will serve a light Thanksgiving meal.