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World Friendship Center

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8-10 Higashikanonmachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0032, Hiroshima Prefecture
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World Friendship Center
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently travelled to Hiroshima and stayed at the World Friendship Center. Our hosts, Xinia and Richard, were fantastic and went out of their way to ensure that we had a comfortable stay that really felt just like being at home. They organised a lovely Japanese lady to take us on a very informative tour of the Peace park and there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After travelling through Japan by myself for several nights, reaching the WFC was a real pleasure. At the ryokans I had stayed in prior to arriving in Hiroshima, the language barrier prevented any real engagement with my hosts beyond a general welcoming atmosphere. At the WFC, Xinia and Richard (the directors at the time) were supremely warm and welcoming. They... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went to the WFC because a friend of mine told me so... that it, i didn´t search for it at all! Two days before my arrival to Hiroshima i decided to look where the place was, and how it looks like... what i found was that everybody was giving 4-5 star rating to the WFC, which was a big... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The World Friendship Centre is wonderful. A home away from home run by a lovely American couple - Zina and Richard. Nothing was too much trouble. They even prepared us a take away breakfast for our early morning trip to Tokyo. You can meet fellow travellers, hear about an A-bomb victim's first hand experiences and have a personalised tour of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed at WFC on a friend's recommendation and were further encouraged by reviews her on Tripadvisor. It is run by a lovely American couple, Richard and Xinia. They were very welcoming and hospitable, giving us a history of the Centre and some background information on the bombing. As well as looking after guests they run English and Spanish classes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

World Friendship Center is a home away from home for me. After five years of research in Hiroshima, I can't wait to go back. The directors of the center are volunteers from the United States and they make it their priority to look after their guests with a kind of respect, care and attention that is hard to find. The... More 

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Tokyo, Japan, Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Run by a really friendly American couple, this place provides a unique guesthouse experience that is more like staying at a relatives than anything else. Convenient for the Peace Park and near a tram line that goes to the train station. The mandatory 8am breakfast is maybe a tad much if you've been travelling the day before. Great family run... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although I live in Japan, I came back to the WFC for two weeks in between moving from my old apartment into a new one. Of course, the second time was even more enjoyable as Richard and Xinia have become my 'family.' You could not ask for better hosts and their stories and endless enthusiasm for life in Japan is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We booked one night in the World Friendship Centre after reading reviews on here. They were all true. The directions provided from Hiroshima Station by the Street Car were perfect and we were able to follow them easily. The warmth of Richard and Xinia's welcome was genuine and we felt at home straight away. They had printed off maps for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Such a wonderful place!!! Richard and Xinia were so welcoming and accommodating.. the room was so clean with the most comfortable futons to sleep in.. There was wifi... Breakfast in the morning was amazing.. the location was fantastic, everything was within walking distance and getting trams was easy.. So easy to get to from Hiroshima Station by the tram and... More 

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Additional Information about World Friendship Center

Address: 8-10 Higashikanonmachi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0032, Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: 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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