2019 and Globalwheels

Happy New Year

A big warm happy new year from the Globalwheels team or as the Japanese say 新年明けましておめでとうございます (shinnen akemashite omedeto gozaimasu).


2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us. We have just launched our new website with easy online reservation now available for those who prefer to book on the go and have found the bike and gear to suit their needs.

Those still uncertain about which bike and gear to rent; and those seeking route advice need fear not. We will still be available to support with this through the old-skool routes of email, messenger and telephone. 

Illustration of our new site on desktop and mobile.

New Shop

More excitingly (for us), we will be moving along the Ogawa River and setting up camp next to JR Sakuranomiya Station.

Our new location is easily accessible from Osaka's Loop line and is adjacent to the cycle path that leads to the Yodogawa River, Kyoto, Nara and beyond! A great starting point and destination goal for any cycling adventure in Kansai.

It's also a great spot for viewing the Cherry Blossoms so we are eagerly looking forward to spring. More to come on our new location in the future.

Our new shop in Osaka.


With the New Year here we have a chance to make a fresh start and set new goals for the year.  Simply, ours will be RIDE MORE and BLOG MORE.

We'll be blogging more regularly about what's current in Japan, Cycling and Touring tips and sharing our own ride experiences.

We'll kick-start the year with our prediction that the Wakayama 800 will be the place to ride and explore in 2019.




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