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Tsujimori Bicycle Company

A truly symbolic presence. The same bicycle has been on display since the end of the war. Many people come to draw pictures.

A long-established bicycle shop with a cafe in Karasuma [Tsujimori Bicycle Company]

Right in the middle of downtown Kyoto. Everyone is probably familiar with the ``bicycle shop with bicycles displayed on the roof'' [Tsujimori Bicycle Company]. Daisuke Miyamoto, the third-generation owner, is currently taking good care of this townhouse.
“It has been over 100 years since the company was founded, and it has already been 23 years since I took over.This is my maternal grandmother's home, and I have been familiar with it since I was a child, so I used to come here often.I was a grandmother's child. So, I wondered if he would be happy if I took over the business.I decided to take over the business when my great-uncle was about to close due to illness,'' he says, looking back at the time when he decided to take on everything at the young age of 24. .

Tsujimori Bicycle Company

Third generation owner Daisuke Miyamoto
47 years old from Kyoto City. This year marks the 23rd year since I inherited my maternal grandmother's bicycle shop at the age of 24. I love bicycles and people

Rokkaku-dori side, where bicycles were once lined up as a show window. Currently there is [Blue Bottle Coffee] there, and you can feel free to use it even if you don't need to go to a bicycle shop.
``When we had the construction company check the earthquake resistance, we found out that there was a risk of collapse in the event of a large earthquake, so we made extensive repairs.At the beginning of the repairs, we decided to line up the bicycles in rows like in the old days. That's what I was thinking, but as construction progressed, I wondered if we could do something as a ``Cycle Hub'' that would serve as a center for gathering people.

Tsujimori Bicycle Company

Cafe latte 627 yen. A mild latte with plenty of milk. Enjoy the freedom of a 100-year-old townhouse with a cup of coffee

When I visited Europe on a field trip to explore this idea, I saw many bicycle shops and cafes. I thought a cafe would be a place where people could easily gather, so I approached Blue Bottle Coffee. Then I said, ``That's a bicycle shop with bicycles displayed on the roof!'' It seemed like the person knew me and the conversation progressed quickly. This bond was created because we protected the townhouse."
``In order to connect the past 100 years and the next 100 years, we are trying to preserve as much as possible,'' says Miyamoto. Not only the beams and walls, but also the window lattice and low windows of the bar on the 2nd floor of [Blue Bottle Coffee], the emergency bell, the ceiling board, and even the bicycle tools and wooden drawers that have been carefully used for over 100 years since the opening of Blue Bottle Coffee. The history of Mr. Miyamoto and his relatives can be felt throughout the building, such as the bicycle on the roof that has remained unchanged since the end of the war.

``The elderly people in my neighborhood say to me, ``I see you're still running a bicycle shop,'' and ``Grandmas and uncles are happy.'' That alone made me really glad I kept it. I want to continue living with this building for a long time,'' says Miyamoto, looking ahead to the next 100 years. Today, along with this townhouse, it serves as the town's "HUB" and warmly welcomes visitors.

Tsujimori Bicycle Company

The Rokkaku-dori side is a showroom where electric bicycles made by Japanese bicycle brand Bruno are displayed.

Tsujimori Bicycle Company

  • Tsujimori power station
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo Ward
  • 4-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-221-5732
  • 9:00-18:00
  • Closed on Sundays
  • No parking
  • http://tsujimori.com/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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