The cost of transportation in Japan is one of the few areas where prices can be high. Visitors typically spend between 2,000 and 8,000 yen (the Japanese currency) per week on public transportation such as local trains or buses. A bullet train ticket from Tokyo to Kyoto costs about 8,000 yen (around $70) and an additional 5,800 yen if you want to reserve a seat (around $50).
Driving a car can also be costly, especially since free highways are almost non-existent in Japan. For example, tolls for the Metropolitan Expressway in the Tokyo area between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. are about 1,000 yen, while regular tolls on the highway in other parts of Japan range from 300 yen to 1,320 yen. In addition, you might want to consider gas and parking costs as they also tend to be higher.