I'd like to stay in Takayama on Apr 14-15 for the spring festival but nothing is available!
Are all the hotels and ryokan are full? I did read some ryokan do not take accommodations earlier than 3 months... and if that is true Jan 14 is when they would open up?
What are good nearby areas to stay that is easy to get to with late transportation. Hida-furukawa is full... the closest options are Toyama, Gero but I am afraid missing the train and I'm not sure when the latest train is because I'd want to see the floats lit up!
There seems to be some places 60 mins bus ride away in the mountains but I also am concern about the bus frequency. Are taxis available (affordable) option?
Is it worth it? Should we just come on April 15 or another time?