I am going to Japan for 5 nights only next month (March). Planning on doing 3 nights in Tokyo then 2 in Kyoto so a bit of a whirlwind trip. The JR train pass for 7 days is very expensive - i've been quoted £220. Does anyone know the cost of a return trip to Kyoto not using the JR pass but just an ordinary ticket? Is it any cheaper and, if so, how do I book this? Is it possible to drive instead?