We thought about buying tickets for highway bus from Tokyo and local retro bus for travelling around in the beginning of April. Now, I read that when there are more tourists, one may not be able to get on the retro bus. We will be there on 3rd and 4th of April. Sakura may not be opening yet, but it is Easter school holiday so there may be more tourists. How bad will the situation be ?
Is it advisable to rent a car for travelling around ? We are 5 adults and 1 child (not so competent in riding a bike) and the car rental (for 6 person capacity) will be 4 times more than the retro bus. Will the higher costs pay off for saving our nerves and frustration of not being able to get on a full bus ?
Will be grateful to hear your experience. Thank you.