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, Fukui Prefecture, and now Hyogo Prefecture. I've been a university student, a teacher, and a company employee, but being a teacher brings me joy. I love to see students' develop their foreign language skills and I want to be a safe person for students to ask about culture differences.