I woke up early to make sure I got the motorcycle back on time and was treated to an unobstructed view of Fuji! For about 1 hour was able to get pictures of Fuji while I rode back towards Tokyo. There were only a couple twisty roads that day.
I stopped at a rest stop before doing the last 100km on the highway. I had a bit of a moment where I thought I had ran over something sharp and might have a tire puncture. After stopped and verified I was wrong and kept going. Wanting to keep to the speed limit, as speeding fines are expensive in Japan, I stayed in the left lane. Unfortunately, as I got to Tokyo the lanes shifted very quickly and the lane I was in became an off ramp. My GPS got confused and I ended up riding through 3/4 of the city... in full gear, 95F, 100% humidity. It added an extra 40min to my trip. No big deal though. I was only a couple minutes late.
The guys at Japan Bike Rentals were curious how everything went. I gave them a sincere review and told them how amazing the route they chose was. It could have been modified slightly, which they agreed with.
Joel had already left for the airport by the time I got back to the hostel. Zach and I did laundry, packed our bags, showered, and found a place to go eat.
On our way to go eat, Joel messages is that he has missed his plane and is coming back. No big deal cause his bed was paid for anyway. We told him to meet us at the place we were going to. It turned out to be closed. We found a second place to go and met Joel at that metro stop by the second place. It too, was closed. It was some holiday.
I then found a third place that brewed their own beer and we ate and drank there.