Peace Studies & Reservations

The World Friendship Center offers
Peace Studies for guests
who come to visit Hiroshima.

If you are interested,
please fill out and submit the form below.

Peace Activities offered at WFC

With advance notice, WFC can schedule Hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) Talk, 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 Talk includes time for Q&A. After the Hibakusha Talk, you may also have a time of discussion with the WFC Directors.

Hibakusha Talk program will take approximately 2 hours.

Price: 2,000yen for the first person and 1,000yen for each additional persons. (This pricing applies per group)
※ Free for children under 6 years old.

Hibakusha who share their experiences for the Peace Program

Tamiyuki Okahara, Sadae Kasaoka, Fumiaki Kajiya, Kiyomi Kohno,

Kiyoko Komeyoshi, Goro Nishida, Minoru Hataguchi, Soh Horie

The WFC strives to provide unique and valuable experiences which connect local Japanese residents with international visitors from around the globe.

Each guided tour will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Price: 2,000yen for the first person and 1,000yen for each additional persons. (This pricing applies per group)
※ Free for children under 6 years old.

Peace Park Guided Tour

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).

 

Schmoe House Guided Tour

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-Bombed 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 provides a personalized tour of some of the A-bomb trees.

The Director (or designated representative) will give a presentation on Barbara Reynolds, founder of WFC, the history of WFC, and other peace-related topics. Includes time for discussion and interaction with the Directors over breakfast or snacks.

Price: 700yen per person. Half-price for children under 6 years old.

  • Breakfast time: 8:30-10:00
  • Afternoon time: Please fill out the desired time in the reservation form.

Please make your reservations as far in advance as possible,

so we can insure that your desired peace studies can be arranged.