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Osaka-Kyoto-Takayama -Kanazawa in 12 days with Kids Doable?

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hi! i am planning a trip to Tokyo for next April which coincides with the Cherry Blossom Season in Kyoto and the Matsuri Festival in Takayama (one of the 3 most famous festivals in Japan). We will be traveling with 2 kids (age 10 and 8 at time of travel). My questions:

1.) are we doing too much since we are with the kids? should i entirely drop Kanazawa for this trip and stick to Takayama? since it will be the Matsuri Festival by then, i think it will be best if we pick Takayama over Kanazawa. i was able to secure Hotel Booking already for Hotel Associa in Takayama during this time
2.) is it worth buying the Takayama- Hokuriko Area Tourist 5days pass? or should we stick with individual purchase?
3.) given that we are traveling during the extreme peak season, how do we reserve train seats for the Kyoto to Takayama leg? can this be done online? also for the Takayama to Kanazawa Nohi Bus (return) or the Takayama to Osaka Train (return) if we skip Kanazawa

Itinerary:

Flying in and out of Kansai airport:

April 7 --- Flight arrival at 7PM
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Osaka

April 8---Osaka

April 9---Osaka

April 10---Universal Studios Osaka

April 11--- Train Osaka to Kyoto
Kyoto Hotel: Citadines Kyoto

April 12--- Kyoto

April 13--- Kyoto

April 14--- Kyoto to Takayama.
Hotel: Hotel Associa Takayama.

April 15 --- Takayama

April 16--- Takayama to Kanazawa by Bus.
Hotel: ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa

April 17--- Kanazawa

April 18 ---- Kanazawa to Osaka
Hotel: Marriott Courtyard

April 19----Flight Home


thanks

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