Hey, doing Tomin no Mori and Tsuru Toge is nothing to sneeze at. Making it all the way to Uenohara is a pretty significant accomplishment!Hi Pete,
we didn't finish the full planned course because we ran out of time (several of us had to be back in Tokyo at a certain time, so we bike-bagged it back from Uenohara as the closest station from R18 after Tsuru pass.
We got there well before sunset. I think it was about 17:20 when we rolled up to Uenohara station, after shopping for oversize gomibukuro as an improptu bike bag at a local supermarket.BTW, just curious, what time did you get to the station there? Was it still light out?