About Road Bike Rental Japan


Road Bike Rental Japan (previously Globalwheels) is passionate about cycling, Japan and exploration. The business was born out of a desire to bring the experience of cycling Japan to all. We value freedom on the road and encourage you to create your own unique adventure.

Our Story

Road Bike Rental Japan was founded as Globawheels in 2016 in Osaka by friends, Gareth and Ian. Both loved cycling and exploring Japan; and felt that a quality Road & Touring Bike Rental Service that provided nationwide coverage was lacking. Whilst working their main jobs they began to formulate a plan.

The two guys love getting out and exploring Japan and wanted to help tourists and locals experience the magic of discovering hidden gems, which can only be found from getting out and exploring from the saddle of a bike.

Starting Globalwheels with two Road Bikes, three touring bikes and a website, the friends began working from a backroom at Gareth's place until moving to our current HQ at Sakuranomiya in 2018.  


The Globalwheels Osaka shop.