Why Cycle with Globalwheels?

Easy Communication

Native English Speakers

Planning your trip should be easy and stress free. At Globalwheels we are native English speakers and offer helpful, fast and knowledgeable tips and information about planning your trip and gear. 

Two happy cyclists after renting from Globalwheels.

Explore stunning cycling routes with our local knowledge.

Get off the beaten track with our local knowledge

The staff at Globalwheels have been in Japan for a combined total of 20 years. We know Japan and we know cycling in Japan. We will be happy to share our favorite routes and also answer any questions about cycling, eating, internet connectivity, transport and generally getting the most out of your time in Japan.


Leave your bike at home and let us prepare

At Globalwheels we have a excellent range of touring and road bikes which we match up to cyclists’ height, preferences and dimensions. Why lug your bike and gear thousands of kilometers from home when you can arrive, jump on our bike, explore Japan then after cycling you can enjoy a few days or longer seeing some of Japan without having to carry your bike around everywhere.

Bikes and gear in our shop.

A cyclist flying down a hill on a road bike.

Peace of mind with third party insurance

As cyclists we all know that accidents can happen. At Globalwheels all rentals are covered by 3rd party property and person insurance for up to 200,000,000 yen. It is now required by law to have all bikes in certain areas of Japan covered by third party insurance. This also includes cyclists coming from overseas bringing their bikes and gear. Once more reason to leave your bike and home and cycle with us.


Explore all of Japan with our courier service

At Globalwheels we offer a courier service for rentals of 3 days or more. Check into your hotel and have your bike waiting for you when you arrive. You could pick up from us in Osaka and finish more than 2,000km away in Kyushu. You could start in Imabari in Shikoku and finish around Mt Fuji. All of Japan is waiting to be explored so best start planning!

Our delivery boxes.

Ian from Globalwheels and a happy customer on the Osaka Harbour tour.

Experience our Minoh or Harbour guided tours

Interested in exploring a lovely route with a friendly and knowledgeable local? We offer one-day guided cycling tours through the beautiful hills of Minoh and the excellent harbour and rivers of Osaka. Cycle with the guide and make new friends, learn about the area and leave your map at home. We will guide you start to finish for a memorable day.

Learn more about Minoh tour >

Learn more about Harbour tour >