I have a reservation in Kyoto for five nights
(Nov. 4-8) and I also have a reservation in Takayama for two nights (Nov.11 & 12) Question: I was thinking of taking the train to Kanazawa for the nights of Nov. 9 & 10 but now Nara sounds more appealing. Can I travel by train (I plan on buying the JR pass) from Kyoto ...to Nara....and then take either train or bus to Takayama. I really can't change the Kyoto portion and don't want to change the Takayama part either. ALL HELP APPRECIATED.
Also, I'd love to stay in Ryokan KANSAKO - but it sounds very challenging as I have no experience and no Japanese language. ALL HELP AND SUGGESTIONS MUCH APPRECIATED!