I will have a rail pass and am planning to go from tokyo to the shibazakura festival and then onto Matsumoto that evening
I realise that I can only use my pass to Otsuki and then need to pay for the train onwards to kawaguchiko and then the liner bus to the festival. Obviously I will need to to return to kawaguchiko for the t rain to matsumoto. So it needs to be a return
However I see there is a highway bus direct to the festival. Would it be cheaper to take that rather than pay the subsidy for the non JR line and then the festival bus
I am struggling with google translate to work out the highway fare and compare it against the train/train/bus combination
Can someone help please.?
I don't mind paying a little more - if the savings in time and hassle are good
Also If I do go by the train - Will I be able to buy the Otsuki/Kawaguchiko component at Shinjinku? and also - I know Japan is a cash society , so I am assuming that I will need cash for the extra ticket?