Kyoto Shop Launch
We are excited to announce the launch of our second shop, Globalwheels Kyoto. We have our location decided and the shop is now up and running.
Expanding and growing Globalwheels is something Gareth and I are excited about.
We’ve taken things slowly and organically, adding more bikes and gear gradually as the demand has grown and then moving into our Osaka shop at the start of the year to accommodate more bikes and customers.
The demand for Kyoto rentals is getting stronger and after much discussion, opening a shop there seems like the right next step for Globalwheels.
Kyoto is a top destination for cycling and travel and we hope having a shop there will mean our Kyoto based cyclists can rent and explore more conveniently. The local cycling population is also growing and we are excited to be a part of the Kyoto cycling community.
The Kyoto shop will allow a cyclist to pick up in one location and return at the other. This should give our cyclists more flexibility and also make the Osaka to Kyoto route (vice versa) more manageable for one day or short-term rentals.
Osaka to Kyoto is a fantastic ride and being able to start and finish at either end will give people more time to explore the area, without having to worry so much about getting back by 6pm for the return.
More routes and guides
There is still a lot to learn about the area and Gareth and I are looking forward to discovering the best routes and tips that we can share with everyone.
There are a lot of areas to cycle and you can expect us to be publishing more Kyoto routes and guides so be sure to keep checking our blog for updates.
We are located near Matsuo Taisha which is south of Arashiyama down the Katsura river. The shop is a short walk from Matsuo taisha station or an easy bus ride from central Kyoto stations.
We chose this area because we love the Katsura river, Arashiyama and the surrounding mountains. The cycling path on the river is outstanding and we wanted to be as close as possible so our cyclists can pick up, get fitted and then easily jump onto a stunning cycle route and start exploring.
The shop has been open since the end of September. There is still a lot of work to do to get the shop fully finished but we have bikes, keys, coffee and a couch. Come and say hi!