Yes, student needs to pay
I don't mind walking, but if I need to take the Fukui Railways (福井鉄道) I do ask that you cover the cost from/to Shimmei Station.
The trial lesson is 1500 yen for 30 minutes so we can discuss what your needs and desires are for lessons. After that, 60-minute lessons are 3500 yen for one hour, or 6000 yen for two consecutive hours. My main philosophy is that we learn through natural speaking and conversation, but let me know if you have a skill you want to focus on.
I've lived in Osaka Prefecture, Nagasaki Prefecture, and now Fukui Prefecture. I'm a teacher for a company, so I work long days (just like many of you) and I can sympathize with all of life's stressors. I want your English lessons to be something you learn but also *enjoy* at the end of the day or on a Saturday at the end of the week.