I'm having a lot of trouble making ryokan/hotel reservations in Takayama for the Autumn Festival, Oct. 9 and 10. Every place is either booked already (or they say they're full) or they're not taking reservations until 6 months prior to the event. I have booked Oct. 7 - 8 with hopes rooms will open up for 9 - 10th. Any advice on what I should do or how the system operates?
thanks very much.