Where the spirit of bicycling can come into play
enishi handmade cyclecap
chairman and seamstress Kawamura Junichi
We produce cycle caps one by one by hand from hand towel fabrics and Nishijin sakibi fabrics, sticking to the "Made in KYOTO" concept. We put our heart and soul into making our caps so that they are more carefully finished than ready-made caps, and we hope you will like them.
Kyoto City with easy access to mountain passes and hills
I am Kawamura of Enishi, a company that produces and sells cyclecaps in Nishijin, Kyoto.
In Kyoto, there are many temples, shrines, and traditional townhouses with a relaxed atmosphere, so people tend to think that there are few places to ride a road bike in the wind. However, Kyoto is surrounded by mountains on three sides and has many mountain passes and hills where you can show your cycling spirit.
Seasonal views beyond the city limits
Among them is the Kyomi Pass, which is located just outside the city but overlooks the city of Kyoto, and from there you will pass through a tunnel of Kitayama cedar trees to reach the Mochikoshi Pass. From there, visitors can enjoy the seasonal scenery along the mountain slopes.
The Kamo River's headwaters and Kumogabatake are just a short ride away, allowing you to forget the hustle and bustle of the city for a short while.
You can also enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride or, when the summer heat is too much, take a plunge into the river.
Although it is hot and humid in the center of Kyoto and the wind does not blow much, cyclists will be touched by the clear water and abundance of nature, just like in a summer resort.
Of course, it is a beautiful place to ride every day, with cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall, and you can feel the change of the seasons.
After the mountain hill, you will be taken to historical and historic sites, sweet stores, and aromatic coffee shops.
For example, you can visit Daitokuji Temple and Imamiya Shrine, where you can rediscover the joy of touring by bike with a cup of gently sweetened aburi-mochi (rice cake) in your mouth.