Travel and Japan enthusiasts alike can benefit greatly as the second edition of “More Japan for Less” hits the shelves. Written and edited by avid travelers, Morrie and Leslee Goldman, this comprehensive guidance book takes the mystery out of how to affordably experience Japan.
In a world where travel expenses can often deter wanderlust, “More Japan for Less” breaks the myth that a trip to Japan must be exorbitantly expensive or exclusively reserved for group tours. With this book in hand, travelers can now plan a personalized journey through Japan while keeping their budget intact.
Drawing from their travels and research over the past 30 years, the Goldmans have crafted a “guidance” book that is much more user-friendly than the traditional encyclopedic guidebook format. “More Japan for Less” takes readers on a captivating journey through the country, providing invaluable insights and practical tips for first or second-time visitors.
This narrative-style publication reads like a conversation with a well-informed friend who understands the need for both affordability and comfort. It caters to travelers who want to immerse themselves in the rich culture and beauty of Japan, while still being mindful of their budget.
The book equips readers with the knowledge and tools to plan a personalized itinerary tailored to their interests. From the best and worst times to travel to insider tips on traveling like a local, “More Japan for Less” covers it all. The language barrier is often a concern for travelers. Author, Morrie Goldman says that “Japan has gone to great lengths to welcome travelers with more bilingual signage, menus, and tourism personnel. To supplement that, the book offers easy-to-learn key phrases that can be modified to suit the situation.”
Accommodation options are explored in detail, with insights on how to lower costs without compromising comfort or amenities. It suggests where to save and where to splurge. The book also delves into the culinary delights of Japan, offering advice on how to eat better while keeping food costs low, as well as handling health or religious dietary restrictions. For getting around, readers will learn how to make the most of the Japan Rail Pass, as well as regional transportation options.
“More Japan for Less” goes beyond the practicalities of travel, providing a deeper understanding of Japan’s people and culture. Even seasoned travelers will uncover hidden gems and fascinating insights that they may not have known before.
While primarily aimed at leisure travelers, business travelers will also find value in the book’s exploration of Japanese culture and etiquette, including critical insights into gift-giving, and even how to receive a gift.
With its comprehensive information and engaging narrative style, “More Japan for Less” is the go-to resource for anyone looking to embark on an affordable and authentic journey through Japan. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer, this book is your ticket to experiencing More Japan for Less.