We would like to visit the following places for our two-week trip in April
Tokyo (start and end with Tokyo)
Nikko (day trip from Tokyo?)
1. What would you recommend in terms of order so it has the least amount of train travel time?
2. if we would like to take the Nozomi trains or the faster shkinkansan, does that mean we have to buy separate tickets for them since JR pass doesn't cover these?
3. Do you think the travel schedule would be too tight if Takayama is added?
Thank you for your help.