DXP-026: Hiroshi Hachiga - Running a Climbing Gym in Japan
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Running a Bouldering Gym in Japan

Hachi-san is the founder of Travis Bouldering Studio, located in Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan.

This episode is also available to watch as a video: https://youtu.be/gQ6NL3sfccU

Hachi's Links:

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Start
0:00:29 - Intro
0:01:36 - The State of Japan During Corona Virus
0:06:46 - Opening a Climbing Gym After 1 Year of Practice
0:11:51 - Difficulties to Open a Climbing Gym
0:18:17 - Travis Bouldering Studio's Location
0:25:59 - Comparison with Other Climbing Gyms
0:30:31 - Lead Climbing
0:34:40 - Designing Climbing Walls
0:43:31 - Designing Climbing Routes
0:51:37 - Why Does Hachi Speak English?
1:01:19 - PayPay and Cash in Japan and Pricing at Travis Studio
1:08:41 - Customers' Habits
1:12:46 - Marketing Travis Bouldering Studio
1:14:12 - Outro

Tags:

bouldering, rock climbing, climbing gym, bouldering gym, Kansai, Japan, Osaka, Hirakatashi, entrepreneurship, design, podcast, design exchange, Hiroshi Hachi, Thomas Grové

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